A very productive variety from the Netherlands, Rovada bears abundant, long and striking racemes of very large, beautiful, translucent red berries. The fruit is sweet and flavorful with some tartness, good for fresh eating and for making excellent jams and jellies.
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: Currants are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Currants are 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
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Rovada Red Currant is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-6, 15-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34-43