Considered by some to be the best variety available. This late flowering and late fruiting Dutch bred variety is excellent for extending the season. A prolific cropper producing enormous yields (up to 10kg per bush!) of large, luscious, translucent fruit that hang on long strings to make for easy picking. The currants have outstanding flavour and are excellent eaten fresh. They also freeze well and are ideal for cooking. Rovanda has an upright habit and good vigour. Eventual height: 1.5m (5ft). Eventual spread: 2m (6½ft). Cropping season: mid July-August. 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.