Gloire de Sablons' Pinkcurrant Bush | Bare Root

Code: TR0605
Gloire de Sablons' Pinkcurrant Bush | Bare Root
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Gloire de Sablons' Pinkcurrant Bush | Bare Root
Pink Currant Gloire de Sablons Bare Root
‘Gloire de Sablon’ is an easy to grow variety that produces heavy crops of large, sweet and wonderfully fragrant pink currants from mid to late July. You’ll be hard pushed to find pink currants in shops, however if you grow your own they are ideal for decorating desserts, or making summer puddings, jams and jellies. The remarkable soft, translucent pink currants have a delightful fragrance and a juicy, sweet flavour. The plants are robust and hardy and very resistant to pests so the perfect option if you want a plant that requires little care.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: Bare Root
  • Approx height on arrival: 15-20cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Fruit: Translucent pink
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.2m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: July
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, smoothies, sauces, jams/ preserves
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 3-4 years
  • Scented: Yes
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.5/5 (6 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Impressed with quality and packaging."

Reviewed Saturday, 9 February 2019

Rating: 4/5

"Good quality plants well packaged and delivered within the estimated time-frame given on the website. I had not used Primrose before and my order was high value for me so I was keen to get my plants asap. The delivery arrived in two separate parcels on different days. To make the service even better I would have preferred to know in advance when to expect the parcels as there was no text or email after the order confirmation. I had several potential order reference numbers, none worked with the online delivery progress checker."

Reviewed Monday, 21 January 2019

Rating: 1/5

"I ordered this weeks ago and it still ain’t come"

Reviewed Monday, 29 October 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Item not arrived - Primrose have no idea when it will arrive I also have an "unusual berry collection that is yet to arrive""

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Also very happy in its planter and throwing out new leaves like there is no tomorrow!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"good quality healthy plant"

Reviewed Thursday, 11 January 2018

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