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.
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.
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