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History: These red currants (Ribes rubrum) come from the Becker family homestead near Wellesley, Ontario where we are located. This is a great way to try something truly local!
Why We Grow It: In our experience, Becker red currants are reliable and productive. The fruit produced by Becker red currants are larger than those produced by Red Lake and make a wonderful juice.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4
Soil Preference: Loam, prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Sun/Shade: Prefers full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily) but will grow in partial shade
Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a red currant of a different variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Ripens: Mid July
Storage: Keeps about a week when in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, juice
Size including roots: 20-40 cm (2 year plant)