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Pinkcurrant 'Gloire de Sablon'

Ribes rubrum

Hardy Shrub

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Rarely available in shops, the fruit of pink Currant 'Gloire de Sablon' are highly desirable for decorating desserts, or making summer puddings, jams and jellies. The remarkable soft, translucent pink currants have a delightful fragrance and a juicy, sweet flavour. These robust plants have good disease-resistance, and produce a heavy crop from mid to late July. Height and spread: 120cm (47”).


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 16-20 months.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 2 litre potted pinkcurrant plant

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £18.99
Currants prefer a position in full sun but will tolerate semi shade. Shelter from cold winds and late spring frosts as these conditions may damage the flowers, and reduce the yield of fruit later in the year. Grow currants in rich, moist, well drained soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure into the ground prior to planting. Plant currant bushes between late autumn and spring, at a distance of 1.5m (5') apart and a depth of 5cm (2") lower than the soil mark on the stem. Planting currants slightly deep will encourage the production of extra stems from below ground level.

Keep currant plants well watered during dry periods, particularly as the fruits are developing. Netting the bushes will help to protect the currants from birds. Currants can be harvested from July.


Currants form fruit on 2 year old wood, so after planting the leading shoots need only be pruned by half to encourage branching. In subsequent years, reduce any new growth by half. Take care not to cut back into the previous year's wood unless removing the occasional weak or damaged stem to encourage healthy new shoots to develop.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Reviews
  1. Delicious!

    By Penelope Thoyts 21-07-2014

    We only got a handful of fruit but that's to be expected in the first year. The fruit that we did get had a beautiful flavour, so good that it would be a shame to put it in a tart or pie, best to sit by the bush and pop the currants straight into your mouth. Seems to be coping with our very heavy clay. We're looking forward to getting a bigger crop as the plant matures.

    Natalie
    22-07-2014

    Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

  2. Gorgeous

    By Louise Deveney 27-07-2013

    Sweet and delicious. It fruited lightly last year and quite well this year. I have high hopes for next year. I'd buy another if I had room for it.

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