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Red Lake Currant

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  • SKU: 08517
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Red Lake Currant

The cold hardiest of quality, plum-red currants. Often bears full-flavored fruit the first year after planting, on two-year-old wood. Reliably large yields. Self-pollinating.
Product Details
  • FormDeciduous. Mounded.
  • LightPartial shade.
  • Height3 - 5 feet.
  • Spread2 - 4 feet.
  • Spacing3 - 4 feet.
  • Zones3 - 7 (-30° F.).
  • FoliageShiny green foliage.
  • Flower FormInconspicuous.
  • ColorGreen
  • BloomsMay
  • FruitCompact clusters 4 inches long with 8 to 10 large, 1/2 inch, dark red berries.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, rich, moist soil.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • PruningRemove dead wood. Prune to rejuvenate new growth in early Spring.
  • PollinatorSelf-pollinating.
  • CommentsDark red fruit with sweet-tart flavor. Long stems for easy picking. Strong, vigorous bush with dense foliage. Early bearing. Produces fruit on two year and older wood. Long ripening period; holds well on branches. Most widely grown red currant.
  • YieldUp to 3 - 4 quarts at maturity.
  • Botanical NameRibes rubrum 'Red Lake'
  • DepthPlant at the same depth as in the nursery.
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Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

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Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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