PlantsCurrants and Gooseberries→Red Currant (Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Date: 2020-07-03Delicately harvested red currants.
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Date: 2018-05-09Flower is approximately 1/4" Diameter
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Date: 2016-07-18
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-07-15
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-07-15
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