Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red

Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red

Grow your own superfood - so easy and satisfying!
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Tasty redcurrants all summer, and a great source of vitamins, particularly C and K.
  • Strings of vibrant red currants, delicious eaten fresh from the bush and great in desserts and for jelly.
  • Very easy to grow and care for – perfect if you’re starting out growing your own soft fruit.
  • Ideal for growing in beds, borders or patio pots.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.
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Product Description

Redcurrants are a great starting point if you’re new to growing your own soft fruit and ‘Summer Pearls Red’ is a wonderful variety with its gorgeous looking, wonderful tasting bunches of shiny bright red fruit.

A great source of a wide range of vitamins, this tasty superfruit is a superb addition to your favourite desserts or breakfast cereals, accompanying ice cream and for making redcurrant jelly. Harvest them by picking the whole string, they’re delicious eaten straight from the bush but long lasting in the fridge and freezer too.

Redcurrants make attractive garden plants in their own right and can be easily trained as cordons and espaliers against a wall or fence. Although they produce the sweetest tasting fruit when grown in full sun, they also do well in partial shade. So easy to grow, hardy and vigorous, cropping reliably whilst requiring little care.

Supplied as and established plant in a 9cm pot and growing up to 1.5m (5ft), although it can be kept smaller through pruning.

What Is Supplied

Item 310152 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Great in a large pot and a striking addition to your patio.
  • Some protection from hungry birds may be required.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Redcurrants

  • Easy-to-grow soft fruits that cope with a wide range of soil conditions, they're best grown in well-drained, fertile soil with a neutral to acid pH.
  • Full sun is preferred, but partial shade is tolerated, and plants can be even trained against a north wall.
  • Keep the area around the bushes free of other plants - a mulch of well-rotted compost, manure or bark will help supress weeds and retain moisture.
  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice for Redcurrants

  • Currants prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun, or light shade.
  • Keep well-watered.
  • In late winter, feed with a balanced fertiliser, following the instructions.
  • Weed and mulch around the plant in late winter to suppress weeds. Avoid hoeing near the base of the bush where new shoots are developing.
  • If growing in a pot, choose one that is around 45-50cm (18-20in) in diameter and use a good-quality compost (John Innes No 3 is ideal).
  • Repot every 2-3 years into the same pot or slightly larger. Trim back some of the roots and tease away the old soil replacing it with fresh JI No 3 compost.

Pruning Advice for your Redcurrant

  • Redcurrants bear their fruit on old wood. Prune bushes by removing diseased or very old branches in winter, then prune new growth back to two buds in early summer to keep plants compact.
  • Leaders should be pruned to outward facing buds unless the branches are bending, in which case they then should be cut to upward facing buds.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
100cm
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Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
9cm Pot
Item: 310152
RRP £9.99
Deal Price £3.99
Save: £6.00 - 60%