Junifer' Redcurrant Bush | Bare Root

Code: TR0601
Junifer' Redcurrant Bush | Bare Root
Redcurrant Junifer Bare Root
A healthy, reliable and consistent cropper with a great level of resistance to disease and pests. This combined with its fast, upright growth habit make it an ideal bush for the amature fruit grower. It will reach a mature size in 5 years or so and will provide fruit immediately after planting.The crop itself is very heavy and the fruit is of excellent quality with great taste and shiny, uniform red berries.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: Bare Root
  • Approx height on arrival: 15-20cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Fruit: Red berries
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, smoothies, sauces, jams/ preserves
  • Hardiness: Somewhat Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 5 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.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5/5 (4 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Happy in its planter, new leaves every day!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent bushes healthy ."

Reviewed Thursday, 10 May 2018

Rating: 3/5

"It arrived in a sorry state. I am giving it A & E treatment !"

Reviewed Monday, 16 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"good quality healthy plant"

Reviewed Thursday, 11 January 2018

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