Red Jade Currant ™
Impress your friends and neighbors with Red Jade Currant ™ which has spectacular long clusters of bright red, translucent fruit. Very flavorful with a hint of tartness, Red Jade ™ berries are great for fresh eating and make tasty preserves.
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 40º F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-5 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: July
Taste: Sweet with a hint of tartness
Fruit Color: Red, translucent
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Red Jade ™ Currants are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3-8