Rosetta Red Currant

£8.50

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Description

A late fruiting Dutch variety with a strong, dense, upright growth habit.  The pale pink fruit is large and firm, hanging in long clusters – it also keeps well on the bush.  The currants have an acidic flavour with a strong aroma and are suitable for a whole range of purposes.  Will grow well in most soil but prefers a sunny position and the ground must be free from water-logging.  Eventual height: 1.5m (5ft). Eventual spread: 1m (3ft).  Cropping season: late July/early August.  Self fertile.

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 root-ball 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.