Red Lake currant is an old American variety that is perhaps the most widely planted red currant variety in North America. It is hardy to zone 3 and known for its extremely prolific crops of tart glossy red fruits. The fruit ripens mid-July. The fruits are highly relished primarily for making into currant jelly although they are also used by some for pies, tarts, and fresh eating. The wonderful currant jelly made from this variety is known for its glossy red color with the typical tangy flavor that red currants have.

Red Lake Currant

  • Also bearing a very full flavour these bright red berries are great for jamming and baking.

  • full sun   2m tall x 2m wide