Red Lake' Redcurrant Bush | Bare Root

Code: TR0603
Red Lake' Redcurrant Bush | Bare Root
Redcurrant Red Lake Bare Root
Outstanding American variety with long strings of very large deep red currants. This is an excellent cropper and the fruits have the most brilliant red shine, hence the naming. These berries are excellent for use for summer puddings, fruit salads, jams and wine-making. Freezes well.

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
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
    Add +
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: 4.8/5 (5 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Good and healthy looking plant."

Reviewed Tuesday, 22 January 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: 5/5

"Strong healthy bush with a good root system"

Reviewed Thursday, 22 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"See comments above. I have nothing more to add"

Reviewed Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good strong bush. Very keen price."

Reviewed Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Other people looked at

 
1 to 6 (of 6 products)    View all        1