Junifer' Redcurrant Bush | Bare Root

Code: TR0601
Junifer' Redcurrant Bush | Bare Root

Upright form and excellent disease resistance - perfect for the first time grower

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.

Variety Information

Harvesting Period June-August
Estimated Time to Best Yields 2 Years
Uses Eating Fresh, Jam-Making, Cooking

Size Information

Supplied AsBare Root
Height on Arrival30cm (1ft)
Planting Distance Redcurrants can be trained as cordons & standards. Left to spread out, they need to be 1.2-1.5m apart.0.75-1.5m
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.1.5m x 1.5m (5 x 5ft)
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
    Add +
  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Our soft fruit plants are carefully checked by our fruit nursery experts prior to despatch to ensure they are up to size and in perfect condition.

Larger orders are packed into specially made, extra thick cardboard boxes with innovative inserts that hold your plants in place to prevent any damage in transit.

Small orders for bare root plants are carefully wrapped and then sent in padded mail bags for delivery in the large letter postal service where there are no larger items capable of causing damage.

Key is to regularly water newly-planted bushes, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing (0.75-1.5m) between bushes.

With bare root plants, it's important to soak its roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with potted plants it is important to drench the rootball. With bare root plants, dig a hole so as to ensure its first roots are no more than 2 inches below ground level, while with containerised plants, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Redcurrant plants are extremely easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: redcurrant plants are native to the UK and will not suffer from frost damage.
  • Position: in the UK, the greatest barrier to successful fruiting is a lack of sunlight, so planting in full sun is recommended, although redcurrants will tolerate shade. Planting your bush in a sheltered spot will help prevent uprooting and allow it to put more resources into fruiting.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases.
 
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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