This early modern Dutch variety is one of the earliest cultivars. It is strong growing and consistently produces heavy yields of large juicy fruit that hang on long trusses for easy picking. The currants are juicy and have excellent flavour so it’s no wonder that they are rated very highly by enthusiasts and growers alike. This variety does best when grown as a cordon. Eventual height: 1.8m (6ft). Eventual spread: 1.5m (5ft).
Cropping season: early July. Self fertile.
*Bareroot – November to March is the ideal time to plant bare-root plants. These are plants that have been grown in open ground, then dug up for despatch and planting during the dormant season. They are called ‘bare-root’ plants as they are supplied with no soil around their roots. They will come packed in damp compost to stop the roots drying out and should be planted as soon as possible. As long as the compost is kept damp planting can be delayed for a few weeks if necessary.