Perfection Red Currant

(10 customer reviews)


Perfection Red Currant (Ribes rubrum) lives up to its name, offering bunches of radiant, tart berries. These small fruits are perfect for jellies, sauces, or garnishes. The plant’s upright growth and lustrous leaves make it a beautiful addition to gardens. Its consistent yield and disease resistance ensure a rewarding gardening experience.

6-12″ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-7
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 800-1500 hours

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 4-6′ tall, 4-6′ wide
Plant Spacing: 4-5′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 0.25-0.5″
Berry Flavor: Sweet, tart
Berry Color and Appearance Bright red, round
Harvest Time: July-August
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 3-4

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

White Pine Blister Rust (Cronartium ribicola): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe spp.): Moderately Resistant
Anthracnose (Drepanopeziza ribis): Moderately Resistant
Leaf Spot (Pseudopeziza ribis): Moderately Resistant
Currant Aphid (Cryptomyzus ribis): Moderately Resistant
Currant Fruit Fly (Euphranta canadensis): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow-green
Lifespan: 15-20 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Europe
Nitrogen Fixing: No