Rubina Red Currant
Rubina Red Currant is a valuable Swedish variety that bears heavy crops of striking, dark red berries. Very flavorful and sweeter than most, they are great for fresh eating and preserves. Rubina features an attractive, spreading form and frilly foliage.
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