Currant Bushes for Sale at Nature Hills Nursery
Currant plants are native to North America and are of the genus (Ribes), making them an ideal addition to many landscaping plans across the nation. You’ll find a selection of high-quality currant bushes for sale right here at Nature Hills Nursery.
You may see current berry bushes for sale under a variety of common names, such as Johannisbeere, Ribes, Groseille, and Bes. You’ll also find currant bushes in a variety of colors. The red, pink, black and white currants belong to four European species.
One of the most obvious benefits of these landscape additions is the currant fruit. Another is the growth rate. Currant bushes are deciduous, fast-growing plants. They produce multiple stems and grow to about five feet tall. The annual growth is a single flush in the spring.
Most currant bushes are self-fertile, but there are some cultivars that are partially self-sterile. That means having another currant plant in close proximity will produce more fruit. Currant fruits ripen 70 to 100 days after blossoming.
Currant plants prefer a location with morning sun and part shade in the afternoon. They also require good air circulation. The north sides of building are typically excellent for currant plants for maintaining cooler soil temperatures. When soil temperatures exceed 85 degrees, the plants will collapse.
Currants prefer heavy soils that are rich in clay and have good moisture-retention qualities. They will not tolerate alkaline or salty soils. An acceptable soil pH for currants is between 5.5 and 7.0.
Currant fruits are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are a good source of potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. You can use currant fruit in jellies, pies, sauces, toppings and even wine making.
Prune currants when the plants are dormant in late winter or early spring. Remove any branches that are dead, diseased or are lying along the ground. After the first year of growth, remove all but six to eight of the most vigorous stems.
Pruning yearly and regularly will keep younger canes that produce more fruit. A strong and healthy mature plant should have about eight canes that bear fruit. Replace some of the older canes with younger canes for top production.
One final benefit is the ability to easily buy currant bushes from America’s largest online nursery: right here at Nature Hills Nursery. Take a look at the currant berry bushes for sale and place your order today.