Currant 'Jonkheer van Tets' - ShrubRibes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets'
Snack on this ‘white pearl’
Red Currant 'Jonkheer van Tets' (Ribes Rubrum) are low-maintenance plants that are undemanding as to soil type, so they can be grown in any garden. Nothing is tastier than freshly picked currants in summer. They are so healthy and nutritious. The currants can be harvested in July. Height supplied 30-40 cm.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure the roots of your Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets' are moist prior to planting. Give them a good soaking overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water. Redcurrant bushes grow in any garden soil. Plant yours in a nice sunny spot, or part shade. Plant more bushes at around 3 feet apart. Dig a sufficiently wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Place the shrub at the right depth in the planting hole and spread the roots well in the hole, about 10-15 cm below soil level. Don't plant too deep! Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water immediately after planting.
Currant in a large planterAre you aware that a currant bush will also thrive in a large planter or container on your patio or decking! Prior to planting, soak the roots overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water. Make sure you use a nice sturdy container and layer the base with lots of potsherds or even gravel, cover with potting compost – perhaps with added sand and/or garden soil – fill about 2/3rds of the pot. Make a good sized hole and loosen the soil. Plant your bush at the right depth spreading the roots around the hole. The roots should eventually be around 10-15 cm below soil level. Do not plant too deep! Fill the hole with more soil and press well in. Leave around 4 cm space to the top of the container then water generously. Stand the flower pot or container in a nice sunny spot.
Show moreRed Currant 'Jonkheer van Tets' are very easy-to-grow currant bushes. During dry periods water more often. In the spring, give them some potassium-rich garden fertilizer. After three years, you can prune all of its branches by 1/3. It is also possible to train the branches down with wires. To protect against the birds from eating the buds it is advisable to put a netting over the bush.
Currants in the winterAll currant bushes are perfectly hardy and will easily get through the winter even without extra protection. However, they are somewhat more sensitive to frost if in a pot or planter and if the winter is particularly severer, it won't hurt to store your bush in a sheltered spot - even an unheated shed for a short while.
Show moreWhat is more delicious in summer than the taste of currants that are full of vitamins!Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets' is a delicious, red, fresh, sweet berry that is just delightful in yoghurts or home made pies. They are excellent for making jam and also good for freezing so that you can enjoy them for an even longer period.
- Extra information
Latin name Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted shrub Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Red Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowering period April - May Harvesting period July - August Growing height 150 cm Planting distance 100 - 150 cm