Trio Currant Bush, All On One Stem - Shrub

Ribes rubrum + nigrum 
Trio Currant Bush, All On One Stem

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This Bakker standard currant trio (Ribes) has had the following varieties grafted on: red 'Jonkheer van Tets', the white 'White Pearl' and the black 'Titania'. How unique is that, taking up less space than growing 3 individual bushes! These delicious and healthy, currants can be used for juices, jams or sweets – and in all three colours! This trio of currants on one stem can be grown in any garden. Lovely in the kitchen garden, but also looks at home in the flower border! Try it out in a large planter on the patio or decking – imagine three different currants on one standard bush, how easy can that be! This particular standard bush requires very little maintenance and will grow anywhere. What could be tastier than enjoying currants in the summer? Just add a sprinkling of sugar. Stem height supplied, approx. 60 cm.
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Planting and flowering details
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  • Planting
  • Make sure that the roots of Ribes are moistened well prior to planting. Soak the roots in a bucket of lukewarm water overnight. The currant grows well in any garden soil. Choose a spot in full sun or part shade. The planting distance between the bushes should be about one metre. Dig a large planting hole and thoroughly loosen the soil. Plant the bush at the right depth spreading the roots around the hole. Do not plant too deep – the roots should be about 10-15 cm below soil level. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water generously after planting.
    Currant in a large planter
    Did you know that currants can also be grown in a large container on the patio or decking? A standard currant bush remains slightly narrower and is therefore perhaps more suitable for being grown in a pot. However, even a regular currant bush can also be planted in a large pot.
    Choose a nice sturdy container and layer the bottom with potsherds or even gravel. Fill 2/3rds of the pot with potting compost, possible mixed with some sand and/or garden soil. Soak the plant overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water prior to planting. Make a wide hole in the soil in the pot or container sufficient for the root ball to fit in, remove the currant (Ribes) from its nursery pot and place the root ball in the hole at the right depth, spreading the roots around the hole. The roots should be around 10 to 15 cm below soil level. Do not plant too deep! Fill the hole with compost and press firmly into the container, leaving about 4 cm free, from top of the soil to edge of the pot. Water generously and stand the potted plant in sun or part shade.
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  • Care
  • Currants are very easy-to-grow fruits. During dry periods water more often. In spring, give them some potassium-rich garden fertiliser. After three years, in March you can prune all of its branches by 1/3. It is also possible to train the branches down with wires. To protect against birds eating the buds it is advisable to put netting over the bush.
    Currants in the winter
    All redcurrant 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 severe, it won't hurt to store your bush in a sheltered spot - even an unheated shed for a short while.
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  • Specifics
  • What is more delicious in summer than the taste of currants that are full of vitamins!
    This Ribes trio are all on one standard bush - tasty, fresh sweet berries that are delicious in yogurt. They are also great for making jam and can even be frozen.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Ribes rubrum + nigrum 
    Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant
    Guarantee 5 years guarantee
    Color Green, Red, Black, White
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowering period April - May
    Harvesting period July - August
    Growing height80 - 120 cm
    Planting distance100 - 150 cm
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