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Redcurrant 'Rovada'

Ribes rubrum

Hardy Shrub

Large luscious red fruits are produced in profusion from mid July through August, producing up to 2½kg (6lb) from a single plant in a season. Redcurrant 'Rovada' bears its generous crop in long strings making them particularly easy to harvest. Redcurrants have a long cropping season, freeze well and are perfect for pies and jams. Height and spread: 120cm (47”).


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 28-32 months (16-20 months for premium bare-root plant).


We supply established, healthy 1-year old bareroot pre-pruned plants which will quickly establish once planted. Cordon - Ideal for small gardens as they take up little space planted against walls and fences. Each tree becomes a trunk with short side branches on which fruit forms.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 3 litre potted redcurrant plant

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    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • £16.99
    • 1 bareroot redcurrant plant

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    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
    • £16.99
    • 2 bareroot redcurrant plants + 1 FREE

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    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
    • £23.99
Redcurrants 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 redcurrants in rich, moist, well drained soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure into the ground prior to planting. Plant redcurrant 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 redcurrants slightly deep will encourage the production of extra stems from below ground level.

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


Redcurrants 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. Culinary note: Redcurrants are delicious when eaten fresh or added to a colourful and tasty summer pudding. Suitable for freezing.

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.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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