Currant, Cherry Red

Maya Gardens, Inc.

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The Cherry Red Currants large, dark red fruit have a tart, acidic flavor.  Currants are prized for their interesting flavor profiles and vast culinary uses. We grow a variety of plants including red currants, black currents and white currants.  Currants high-quality fruit is excellent for jams, jelly, and sauces.  Plants will grow 4-6 feet tall and 2-5 feet wide. The Cherry Red Currant produces large crops of large dark fruit.   It is resistant to powdery mildew and has proven itself to be the hardiest and best yielding currant.  Hardy in zones 3-8.

CANNOT SHIP TO:
DE, MA, MI, MT, NH, NJ, OH, RI, VA, ME, NC and WV


Health Benefits

Currants have a wide ranges of health benefits. Currants, especially black currants, are a powerhouse of benefits! They are high in antioxidants, vitamin C, protein, fiber, and many other vitamins and minerals including magnesium and potassium. Currants are delicious in jams, juices, sauces, mixed with other fruit, and dried.

Growing Tips

Currants grow easily in the Northwest,  all over the west coast and U.S.  In fact, there are some Ribes species that are native to our area! They are hardy plants that can survive well here. Plant them in fertile, well-drained soil and watch them thrive.

Height: 4'-6', but can be kept smaller with some pruning. 
Minimum temperature: Hardy to -30ºf to -40ºf.
USDA zone:3-8. Find your zone here.
Light: Full sun to part sun.
Bearing age: 2-3 years. 10-20 lbs per plant.
Pollination requirements None. It is self fertile.
Ripens: August-September.

CANNOT SHIP TO:
DE, MA, MI, MT, NH, NJ, OH, RI, VA, ME, NC and WV

 

The last photo is an example of a #2 (2 gallon)  Cherry Red Currant, however, it is not the exact plant that you will receive. Your plant will be approximately 2 years old and  2'-4' tall.  Plants shipped in late Fall through early Spring may be pruned back.  They may not have foliage as well.

Shipping information

Please feel free to email us at info@mayagardensinc.com if you would like more information prior to making a purchase decision.