Pomona Red Currant
Pomona red currant is an attractive, upright growing, compact shrub from Canada. Pomona is very disease resistant and prized for its striking 4 inch long clusters of dark red berries. It is also sweeter than most with large, juicy berries that are great for fresh eating, juice and preserves.
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: Dark red
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Fairly resistant to most insect and fungal pests of the genus Ribes.
USDA Zone: 3-8