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Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red
Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red

Redcurrant Summer Pearls Red

Redcurrants are a great starting point if you’re new to growing your own soft fruit and ‘Summer Pearls Red’ is a wonderful variety with its gorgeous looking, wonderful tasting bunches of shiny bright…

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Redcurrants are a great starting point if you’re new to growing your own soft fruit and ‘Summer Pearls Red’ is a wonderful variety with its gorgeous looking, wonderful tasting bunches of shiny bright red fruit.

A great source of a wide range of vitamins, this tasty superfruit is a superb addition to your favourite desserts or breakfast cereals, accompanying ice cream and for making redcurrant jelly. Harvest them by picking the whole string, they’re delicious eaten straight from the bush but long lasting in the fridge and freezer too.

Redcurrants make attractive garden plants in their own right and can be easily trained as cordons and espaliers against a wall or fence. Although they produce the sweetest tasting fruit when grown in full sun, they also do well in partial shade. So easy to grow, hardy and vigorous, cropping reliably whilst requiring little care.

Supplied as and established plant in a 9cm pot and growing up to 1.5m (5ft), although it can be kept smaller through pruning.

PLANT FEATURES
  • Max Height:150 cm
  • Max Spread:100 cm
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Edible
  • Easy To Grow
  • Wildlife Friendly
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

  • Great in a large pot and a striking addition to your patio.
  • Some protection from hungry birds may be required.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Redcurrants

  • Easy-to-grow soft fruits that cope with a wide range of soil conditions, they're best grown in well-drained, fertile soil with a neutral to acid pH.
  • Full sun is preferred, but partial shade is tolerated, and plants can be even trained against a north wall.
  • Keep the area around the bushes free of other plants - a mulch of well-rotted compost, manure or bark will help supress weeds and retain moisture.
  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice for Redcurrants

  • Currants prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun, or light shade.
  • Keep well-watered.
  • In late winter, feed with a balanced fertiliser, following the instructions.
  • Weed and mulch around the plant in late winter to suppress weeds. Avoid hoeing near the base of the bush where new shoots are developing.
  • If growing in a pot, choose one that is around 45-50cm (18-20in) in diameter and use a good-quality compost (John Innes No 3 is ideal).
  • Repot every 2-3 years into the same pot or slightly larger. Trim back some of the roots and tease away the old soil replacing it with fresh JI No 3 compost.

Pruning Advice for your Redcurrant

  • Redcurrants bear their fruit on old wood. Prune bushes by removing diseased or very old branches in winter, then prune new growth back to two buds in early summer to keep plants compact.
  • Leaders should be pruned to outward facing buds unless the branches are bending, in which case they then should be cut to upward facing buds.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow us 7 - 10 working days to dispatch your order. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

We send most of our orders via a fully tracked courier service with Yodel. We will send you a tracking link as soon as your order has been dispatched. To avoid perishable items being stuck at depots and deteriorating, we will not require a signature on delivery, and we ask out couriers to leave your item in a safe place ad your delivery address.

*Please note, once your item has been delivered, we cannot be held responsible for loss or theft from your delivery address. If you have delivery instruction and require our courier to leave your item in a specific place, please let us know - there is an option to leave a message for the courier at the checkout.

For smaller and single-item orders, we may send these via the post with Royal Mail - Tracking will not be available for orders sent via this method.

**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

For all orders, a small delivery fee of £4.99 will be charged or spend over £60 for FREE Delivery!

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Size Guide
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Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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