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Black Currant

Ribes nigrum European Blackcurrant Solid yields make the European Blackcurrant a great choice for the farm and home food garden. High in Vitamin C and strongly flavoured, fruit can be used fresh and is often used in cooking, cordials and syrups. •...

Captivator Gooseberry

Captivator is a North American variety bred at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa from a cross of Ribes hirtellum (American) and Ribes uva-crispa (European) gooseberries. It was first introduced in 1949. It is a strong growing variety ripening early...

Goliath Black Currant

Ribes nigrum ‘Goliath’European Blackcurrant ‘Goliath’ This very old variety of black currant produces high quality, large fruit on little trusses that will hold on the plant for some time. • Pollination Group: self-fertile so...

Jostaberry Black Currant X Gooseberry

The unusual Jostaberry (Ribes nidigrolaria) is a cross between Black Currant and Gooseberry bred in Germany in the 1970s. It grows as a deciduous open shrub with no thorns up to 2 m tall and can be espaliered, loosely hedged or grown in a tub. It does...

Magnus Black Currant

Ribes nigrum ‘Magnus’European Blackcurrant ‘Magnus’ Extremely hardy, upright bush with large fruit, high in Vitamin C. • Pollination Group: self-fertile so other pollinators not needed • Uses: eating, cooking,...

Red Currant

Redcurrant berries are the early summer jewel in the garden ripening in time for the December festive season. The small bright red fruit hang in little trusses and are easy to harvest. They can be eaten fresh loaded with Vitamin C, and are the perfect...

Royal de Naples Currant

Ribes nigrum ‘Royal de Naples’, the European Blackcurrant ‘Royal de Naples’ is a vigorous deciduous shrub that produces medium sized black round to flat-round fruit on little trusses that will hold on the plant for some time...

White Currant

The White Currant (Ribes rubrum) is an albino-fruited form of the redcurrant and fruit hang in small trusses on a small deciduous shrub (1-2 m tall) that is easy to grow. They do well in full sun and will tolerate part shade although the crop may...