A traditional old favourite. Strong upright growth habit and heavy yielding producing high quality fruits in long bunches of medium sized crimson berries. Laxton is the most Mildew resistant variety.
Flowers are produced later than most redcurrants thereby avoiding late frosts. The branches will spread & become more open with maturity. A good variety for all-purposes. Eventual height: 1.5m (5ft). Eventual spread: 1m (3ft).
Cropping season: mid 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.