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Ribes rubrum 'Laxtons Number One'

Redcurrant

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Key information

Feature

Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Paul Debois, copyright GAP Photos (43955)

Plant details

This redcurrant is an old favourite, sharing many features with the modern Dutch variety, 'Jonkheer van Tets'. It is early, strong growing, good flavoured and heavy yielding. But it flowers later, the fruit is smaller, and the branches tend to spread with age.

Family: Grossulariaceae

Genus: Ribes

Species: rubrum

Cultivar: Laxtons Number One

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 100cm


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