Gloire des Sablons Pink Currant
Gloire des Sablons Pink Currant is a compact and attractive shrub that bear abundant crops of striking, sweet and delicious, pink berries.
A favorite fruit for many people around the world, most of us Americans have not had the opportunity to taste these delicious berries. Beautiful additions to your yard or landscape, these upright growing shrubs are attractive in bloom and a striking sight when fruiting, with large clusters of pink, red, white or black berries cascading down the heavily laden branches. Currants are rich in antioxidants and have a much higher vitamin C content than oranges.
Latin Name: Ribes rubrum
Site and Soil: Currants like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 40° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-5 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: July
Fruit Color: Pink
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Gloire des Sablons is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3-8