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Currants

Currants

Ribes spp.

Potted plants 1-3 gallon sizes: $15 - 18

Currants are really an unsung hero for the north. They sit alongside their larger and similar cousins, the gooseberries, in the ribes genus. Currants are cold hardy at least to US zone 3, highly nutritious and easy to grow. They are also tolerant of partial shade unlike most fruits.

 The dried fruits sold commercially as currants (those little raisin-like fruits) indeed are raisins, not currants. Commercial dried currants are the corinth grape, often "zante", the word similarity of corinth and currant appears to have added to the  confusion.

The real currant is a much more flavorful being, various types bearing a variety of tastes. They may be dried as well as any grape, but are a delightful experience fresh off the bush or munched straight out of the freezer. See the individual varieties for a full description of their characteristics.

Cultivars

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  1. Consort Black Currant

    Consort Black Currant

    Classic black currant with characteristic taste. Immune to rust. Learn More
  2. Crandall Currant

    Crandall Currant

    Clove currant. Grape sized black berries are sweet/tart and a hint of clove flavor when dead ripe. Tasty. Yellow ornamental flowers. Learn More
  3. Gift Certificate

    Gift Certificate

    Order a Gift Certificate in 5 dollar increments (20 dollar minumum). HOW TO ORDER : Each number you order is in increments of 5. For example if you want a 50 dollar certificate you order 10. Sample : 10 units x 5 dollars each = 50.00 We will mail a nice card with the gift certificate anywhere in the US at no charge. Learn More
  4. Perfection  Red Currant

    Perfection Red Currant

    Productive, all purpose red currant. Precocious. Learn More
  5. Red Lake Currant

    Red Lake Currant

    Productive disease resistant red currant. All purpose. Precocious Learn More

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