Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets'

Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer Van Tets'

Redcurrant

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets'
  • Common name: Redcurrant
  • Plant type: Fruit

Height: 1m

Spread: 75cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Fruit

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The redcurrant, Ribes rubrum, is closely related to the blackcurrant, but unlike many varieties of soft fruit, redcurrants grow well in northern areas and can tolerate a bit of shade. However, the more sun the plants get, the sweeter the berries. The fruit is perfect for using in summer puddings, pies and jelly, and even wine-making.

Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets' is a modern Dutch redcurrant. It's one of the earliest varieties to ripen, bearing heavy crops of sweet-tasting fruit from early July.

Grow Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets' in well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered, sunny or partially shaded spot. Prune every winter.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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