Originating in Norway as ‘Rote Hollandische’, the Viking Currant is a red cultivar said to be virtually immune to white pine blister in North America and Europe. Vigorous, high-yielding, and cold hardy, Viking’s superior disease and pest resistance makes it a perfect choice for low maintenance currants with delicious red berries.
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: Viking currant is disease and pest resistant.
USDA Zone: 3-8