Redcurrants are both a visual and culinary treat. They prefer fertile, well-drained but moist soil. Keep them well supplied with nutrients by adding a mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost a couple of times a year. A sunny spot is preferable, although they should still crop well in semi-shade.
Discover currants and gooseberries to grow.
Redcurrants are best grown in open ground. Once established, plants are easy to maintain. They key thing is to keep the soil moist, especially when the fruits are forming. Additionally, it’s a good idea to feed and mulch the plants to keep them vigorous and cropping well.
With minimum effort you’ll have a reliable and abundant crop, and just one or two bushes will provide pounds of juicy fruits for puddings, jellies and sauces.
Growing redcurrants in pots
Redcurrants are best grown in the ground but can also be grown in large containers, such as a half-barrel, filled with loam-based compost.