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Ribes rubrum 'Rovada' (Red Currant)

Red Currant 'Rovada', Redcurrant 'Rovada', Ribes rubrum 'Rovada Red'


Noted for its excellent fruit quality and high yields, Ribes rubrum 'Rovada' is a compact, deciduous shrub boasting clusters of pale green flowers in spring. They are followed by a bountiful crop of long, drooping clusters of large, edible, bright red currants which ripen in late summer. Juicy, the fruits can be eaten fresh from the shrub or can be used in sophisticated foods, drinks and desserts. The erect canes are clothed in mid-green, 3-5 lobed leaves which are aromatic when crushed. This plant is self-fertile and resistant to leafspot.

  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall and wide (90-150 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers full sun but appreciates some shade in hot summer areas. Site in a location protected from strong winter winds and frost pockets.
  • Attracts scores of butterflies and birds but is ignored by rabbits.
  • May take 4-5 years for plants to become well-established and reach full fruit-bearing potential.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, scale insects and sawflies.
  • Prune as needed during the dormant season. Summer pruning of vigorous laterals
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Fruit, Shrubs
Plant Family Ribes - Currants
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Fruit, Shrubs
Plant Family Ribes - Currants
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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