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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Red currants are a small tart fruit best harvested in June. They prefer well-drained soils as well as cool summer climates.

    Latin Name

    Ribes rubrum


    Family

    Grossulariaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 9'
    Max Spread: 5'

    Uses

  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Rabbit

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Northern Asia


    History

    In 1794 his secretary, Tobias Lear, sent Washington several currant bushes.


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