|Latin name:||Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted shrub|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||July - August|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||150 cm|
|Planting distance:||100 - 150 cm|
Make sure the roots of your Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets' are moist prior to planting. Give them a good soaking overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water. Redcurrant bushes grow in any garden soil. Plant yours in a nice sunny spot, or part shade. Plant more bushes at around 3 feet apart. Dig a sufficiently wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Place the shrub at the right depth in the planting hole and spread the roots well in the hole, about 10-15 cm below soil level. Don't plant too deep! Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water immediately after planting.
Currant in a large planter
Are you aware that a currant bush will also thrive in a large planter or container on your patio or decking! Prior to planting, soak the roots overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water. Make sure you use a nice sturdy container and layer the base with lots of potsherds or even gravel, cover with potting compost – perhaps with added sand and/or garden soil – fill about 2/3rds of the pot. Make a good sized hole and loosen the soil. Plant your bush at the right depth spreading the roots around the hole. The roots should eventually be around 10-15 cm below soil level. Do not plant too deep! Fill the hole with more soil and press well in. Leave around 4 cm space to the top of the container then water generously. Stand the flower pot or container in a nice sunny spot.
Red Currant 'Jonkheer van Tets' are very easy-to-grow currant bushes. During dry periods water more often. In the spring, give them some potassium-rich garden fertilizer. After three years, you can prune all of its branches by 1/3. It is also possible to train the branches down with wires. To protect against the birds from eating the buds it is advisable to put a netting over the bush.
Currants in the winter
All currant bushes are perfectly hardy and will easily get through the winter even without extra protection. However, they are somewhat more sensitive to frost if in a pot or planter and if the winter is particularly severer, it won't hurt to store your bush in a sheltered spot - even an unheated shed for a short while.
What is more delicious in summer than the taste of currants that are full of vitamins!