Redcurrant 'Red Lake'

Redcurrant - Redcurrant  'Red Lake'

Common Name: Redcurrant
Genus: Redcurrant
Cultivar: 'Red Lake'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: large well-flavoured berries (mid-July)

A delicious variety that has very large red fruits in July on long trusses which makes them easy to pick. Redcurrants are easy to grow shrubs cropping well in sun or shade. Like gooseberries and blackcurrants they develop a permanent framework of shoots so can be grown as fans, espaliers, cordons, standards as well as bushes.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure into the area. Once planted apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the fruit from birds. In the first year prune back to one bud above soil level in winter. After that only prune out weak branches.

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