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Glowing Red Berries for Perfect Jam: The Red Lake Currant

  • Vigorous Grower
  • Tart and Striking Clusters of Deep Red Berries
  • Informal Hedge
  • Great for Birds

If this currant bush took a vacation, it would not be aiming for the sunny beaches of the south. It would much prefer the cool climate of the Great Lakes. The Red Lake Currant is a striking shrub with edible berries, renowned for their culinary uses.

The Red Lake Currant produces massive clusters of large, juicy, deep red currants. These bubbly berries are quite tart when eaten straight from the plant, but that doesn't dissuade birds, and it shouldn't discourage you from using them for a multitude of culinary adventures.

Use your Red Lake Currants in a mouth-watering jam that pairs perfectly with brie. Adding these unique berries to your pies will also add umami and luxury to ordinary recipes.

While these berries provide an opportunity to widen your palate, they also create a dazzling display on the plant. These bright berries shine out against the even green foliage.

Aside from its berries, the Red Lake Currant can take on many different roles in the landscape. It adds height and habitat to your wildlife garden or makes a great beneficial addition to your foundation planting or as an anchor.

As a vigorous grower, you can create an energetic and interesting informal hedge with several Red Lake Currants. Red Lake Current makes a great addition to the middle of your mixed border or edible landscape.

In cold climates, plant your Red Lake Currant in full sun. If you live in balmier regions, aim for afternoon shade or plant yours along the edge of the woods. Be cautious when trimming, fruit grows on wood that is 2-to-3 years old, so try to snip unhealthy or old-growth while leaving younger branches.

Are you ready to fall for the Red Lake Currant's glossy berries and spunky personality? Order yours and enjoy a garden jewel.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Red Lake Currant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Botanical Name Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune After Flowering
Fragrant No