Jonkheer Van Tets Red Currant is considered among the best of the red currants! Jonkheer Van Tets ripens early, bears heavily, and is mildew and aphid resistant. Berries are large and deep red with excellent flavor. The bush habit of Jonkheer Van Tets lends itself well to espalier training.
Red, White, and Pink Currants are basically different forms of the same species. Our easy-to-grow, disease-resistant varieties are prized for their striking racemes of attractive and very colorful, translucent berries. The flavorful berries are very nutritious and make a sweet-tart snack or delicious and beautiful preserves. They ripen in late July and can become even sweeter and remain in good condition on the bush well into September.
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 40º 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: Deep red
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Jonkheer Van Tets Red Currant is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3-8