Redcurrant Rovada

£8.50

SKU: Rovada Category:

Description

This late flowering late fruiting Dutch variety is excellent for extending the season. A prolific cropper producing enormous yields (up to 10kg per bush). the currants have outstanding flavour and are excellent eating fresh but also freeze well and are ideal for cooking. Cropping season mid July to August. Eventual height 1.5m , eventual spread 2m

Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows 1.5m (5ft) apart.

Planting:
Plant in an open sunny or partly shaded north facing wall/fence sheltered from frost and strong winds. Prefers a slightly acid, moist but well-drained fertile soil. Soak the roots before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.

After Care:
Fruit is produced on the previous year’s growth and older shoots. Cut back the main branches by one-half after planting. Create a framework of 8-10 branches. Each Winter from year 3 shorten main shoots by one-half. Apply a general fertiliser in Spring.