Zones 3 or 4 (a few in 2) to 8
4 to 6 feet
2 feet plus
Small greenish yellow to purple
Small, round; red, white, white with pink blush, yellow, green or black
Full sun to partial shade
Planting and Care
Currants, especially the black, are banned in some communities. Check before planting.
Grow in a cool location with good air circulation to reduce disease problems.
Powdery mildew, anthracnose, leaf spot, aphids, borers, stem girdlers
Varieties to Consider
Rovada - red fruit
Blanka - white fruit
Consort, Crusader, and Titania - blister rust resistant black currants
Did You Know
Currants and gooseberries are an alternative host for white pine blister rust. This disease can be devastating to white pine plantations and lead to the banning of these and gooseberries in the early 1900’s. Some communities have maintained the ban.