Red Lake



A highly productive plant with large, deep red berries! Red Lake is an early bearing currant plant that ripens in July. It has strong and vigorous growth.

PRE-ORDER for 2020 spring delivery. We ship fruit transplants after your garden zones last frost date. See shipping schedule below. This item that does not qualify for free shipping.

Learning Download: How to Grow Blackberries

Currants are a hardy, easy-to-grow berry that grows on small shrubs. These berries are native to North America and go well in pies, jams or pastries.

Before Planting: To prepare a site for planting, add a layer of compost and dig it into the soil.

Planting: Currants should be planted in the early spring. Space plants 4 to 5 feet apart in rows set 6 feet apart.

Watering: Water the newly planted currants with a slow trickle for 60 to 90 minutes.

Fertilizer: Feed currants once a year, usually in the spring. Use a potassium-rich fertilizer.

Days to Maturity: Currants typically aren’t ready to harvest for a year after planting, but 2-year old plants should produce flowers and berries. (See each variety for days to maturity)

Harvesting: Currants have various colors, so pick them two to three weeks after they have turned the color they are supposed to be, which could be white, black or red.

Tips: Currants should be pruned in the early spring following the first year.

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When We Ship:
Fruit plants ship April thru June. We are unable to ship earlier than April. Fruit plants will be out of stock from July thru October. Pre-orders will begin in November. Any orders made November thru March will ship when appropriate the coming season. We aim to ship a week after your last frost. Any orders made after your areas appropriate shipping time but before end of June will be shipped out immediately!

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