Currant bushes

Blackcurrant, redcurrant and whitecurrant are very popular summer fruit mainly for use in making jams and jellies or use in desserts and puddings. They grow as small bushes and can be grown even in the smallest of gardens or even in containers on a patio. They are particularly suited to the cooler British climate and grow well in all parts of the country. They require some care and attention but are generally easy to grow and maintain. The berries are nutritious and rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants. We supply top quality strong two year bare root bushes normally with three or more branches. Click here for a guide to choosing currant bushes.

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.

Blackcurrant bushes

There is nothing quite like the very distinctive flavour and aroma of blackcurrants. Blackcurrant jam is one of the most popular traditional jams. Blackcurrants are an essential ingredient of summer pudding one of the most delicious of English puddings. In France, blackcurrants are used to make crème de cassis which mixed with white wine or champagne makes the popular summer drink kir. Blackcurrants, particularly some of the newer varieties which have sweeter larger berries, can also be eaten fresh. As is widely known, blackcurrants are one of the richest sources of vitamin C.

Please find below 5 of the most popular and recommended varieties. We can offer a total of 7 varieties - click here.

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    A heavy cropping early blackcurrant with good disease resistance and large berries.
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    One of the most popular blackcurrants grown in the UK.
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    A late ripening blackcurrant with good mildew and frost resistance.
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    A very popular mid season blackcurrant with great flavour.
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    With sweet berries twice the size of most other backcurrant this is the ideal variety for eating fresh.

Redcurrant bushes

Redcurrants hang on the bush in trusses which look like strings of brightly coloured red jewels. They make a wonderful jelly, sauces and add colour to desserts and puddings. If allowed to ripen well, they are sweet and can be eaten fresh. They are a rich source of vitamin C and other nutrients.

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    A very popular early ripening redcurrant for the garden.
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    The earliest ripening of the redcurrants.
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    A very popular mid season redcurrant with large attractive berries.
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    A late ripening redcurrant highly recommended for jelly making
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    A very late ripening heavy cropping redcurrant.

Whitecurrant bushes

Whitecurrants are simply redcurrants with white berries. Their pale, almost white translucent berries hang from the bush in trusses like a string of beads or miniature bunches of grapes. The berries are sweeter than those of redcurrants and therefore better for eating fresh. They are rich in vitamin C and other nutrients.

Hybrid bush fruit

Novel hybrid bush fruit have been produced by cross breeding blackcurrants with gooseberries. They are thorn-free bushes resembling blackcurrant bushes in many respects.

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    An interesting hybrid of blackcurrant and gooseberry like a large blackcurrant in most respects.