Description of delicious and juicy red currant varieties Sugar


It is difficult to find a gardener in Russia who would not grow currants on his site. Our country accounts for 60% of all grown currants in the world. And all because it is not only the most useful berry culture, but also a wonderful decorative element of any garden.

A lush green bush, strewn with clusters of bright juicy berries, many associate with summer, warmth and summer cottage rest. There are over 150 species of this plant, but one of the sweetest is the red currant variety with the telling name Sugar.

Description and characteristics of the sugar currant variety

Let's start with a description of the variety. Sugar currant is a hybrid type bred by domestic breeders. It is a shrub with upright branches. The leaves consist of five lobes, the edges of which are covered with denticles. The buds are brown, rounded, elongated.

The flowers are small, yellow-green. The length of the fruit cluster can reach 9 cm, with up to 20 berries on it. The fruits themselves are bright red, medium in size. Sugar currant is a dessert variety, its sweet, exuding a pleasant aroma, berries are used not only for winter preparations, but are also eaten fresh with pleasure.

Advantages of Sugar Currant:

  1. High productivity. With proper care, up to 7 kg of berries can be harvested from one bush.
  2. Dessert properties of the fruit.
  3. Winter hardiness. The variety easily survives harsh winters, including those with sudden changes in temperature.
  4. Decorativeness. Red currants, planted along the garden paths, look beautiful.
  5. An early ripe variety, bears fruit from late June until autumn.
  6. Unpretentious care.
  7. Yields yield for 25 years.
  8. The fruits are widely used; they are used for making jams, compotes, wine and tinctures. Due to the high content of ascorbic acid, frozen or dried at low temperatures, currant berries will be an excellent immunity support throughout the winter.
  9. Resistant to pests. Of the diseases, only anthracnose is susceptible.
  10. The fruits are well transportable. They retain freshness for a long time, especially if collected in bunches.

Among the disadvantages of the variety are:

  1. Not the largest fruit size.
  2. Low level of self-pollination (30%). If you plan to grow only this variety, then you should not expect large yields. To increase yields, cross-pollination is necessary, for which you need to plant other varieties of currants on the site.

Due to its unpretentiousness and resistance to cold weather, this variety, unlike the black one, is grown not only in the central and southern parts of the country, but also in Siberia and the Urals. At the same time, in temperate latitudes, it is better to land in September, and in southern ones it is possible in October. For spring planting, it is best to do it early, the optimal time will be the beginning or end of March, depending on the climate in your region.

Planting currants in the fall is more preferable, because the seedling manages to take root well even before the onset of frost. In addition, a plant that has grown stronger over the winter will be able to enter the growing season in the spring in full force.

In order for the currant seedling to take root faster, and soon begin to bear fruit, you need to follow all the rules for planting it.

Rules for planting seedlings and caring for them

First of all, choose the right place for future planting. Currants love the sun, so do not plant them in shade. In low light conditions, the plant will develop poorly, its fruiting will shift to the upper part of the crown, and the berries will shrink.

Best of all, red currants will grow on sandy loam and light loamy soil, while areas with heavy clay and acidic soil will be unsuitable for it. Disastrous and close location of groundwater. In this case, it is better to plant the bushes on small earthen mounds.

For the full development of the plant, use the correct planting scheme. The Sugar currant variety has a compact bush shape, so the seedlings can be placed at a distance of 1.2-1.4 m from each other.

When planting currants, the following rules must be observed:

  1. Dig a shallow hole for the seedling (35-40 cm). Moreover, for planting several bushes, you can dig one continuous trench.
  2. If time permits, let the hole sit for a week to allow the earth to settle.
  3. Place fertilizers at the bottom of the hole. To do this, mix fertile soil with compost or rotted manure. If your soil is acidic, then add an additional oxidizing agent, which is chalk, cement, or even ground egg shells.
  4. Water the hole with water and place a seedling in it, observing an angle of 45 degrees... Spread the roots and cover them with earth so that the root collar goes 5 cm deep. This method of planting will create better conditions for the growth of additional roots and the formation of young shoots from buried buds. As a result, a powerful spreading bush will form. If the planting is done straight, then the bush will end up with a single stem.
  5. Grind down the earth and form a hole.
  6. Water the bush liberally, pouring 3 buckets of water over it. To accelerate the growth of new roots, add Kornevin to the water.
  7. Cut off all the shoots one-third immediately after planting. Such pruning is guaranteed to give good growth in the first year of plant life.

As mentioned earlier, Sugar currant is very unpretentious, and can grow with almost complete lack of care. But, if you want to get record harvests of berries, then you should pay attention to the following procedures:

  1. Top dressing. For the first few years, a young plant can be fed with a solution of nitroammofoska. For one bush, dissolve a matchbox of the product in 10 liters of water. This method allows you to accelerate the growth of shoots and quickly form a powerful bush. It will also be good to apply nitrogen fertilizers to the ground in the spring - urea or ammonium nitrate. Dosage - 10g per 1 sq.m.
  2. Pruning. An adult plant consists of 15-20 large branches. To come to this, every spring, leave only 2-3 powerful shoots, and remove all the little things. In this case, it is important that the preserved shoots grow in different directions.
  3. Caring for the trunk circle. With the onset of spring, the ground under the currants should be well loosened with a rake and covered with humus or compost.
  4. Watering. Sugar currants are very moisture-loving, and for regular watering they will thank you with a good harvest. It is important to provide abundant watering during the formation and growth of fruits, otherwise they may crumble. Water is poured under the root without moisturizing the plant itself. During the dry period, currants are watered every 10 days, 5 buckets of water each.
  5. Weed control.
  6. Treatment against pests and diseases.

Consider the measures to combat pests and diseases of currants in more detail.

Diseases and pests of red currants and measures to combat them

Red currants are less susceptible to diseases and pest attacks than black currants. And, in particular, the Sugar currant variety, has good resistance to most diseases and insects. The only thing to protect yourself from in advance is anthracnose.

Anthracnose Is a fungal-type disease common in regions with a humid climate. Fungal spores are spread by rain, wind and insects. Plants that are mechanically damaged and weakened by lack of care quickly become infected.

Signs of the presence of a disease in currants is the appearance of brown spots, first on the leaves, and then on the branches and stems.

The depressed spots cause disruption in the normal movement of nutrients within the plant. As a result, in high humidity, the branches will rot and break, and in dry weather they will crack. If the development of the disease is not stopped in time, the aerial part of the plant will die completely.

Measures to combat this disease are the timely removal of diseased parts of the bush and spraying with fungicides. Spraying is enough to carry out 2-3 times with a break of 15-20 days. For this, the preparations Oxyhom, Yamato, Kuproksat, Fundazol, Acrobat MC, Copper oxychloride are suitable. As a prophylaxis for the occurrence of anthracnose, it is used:

  • Treatment of seedlings before planting with a 1% solution of copper sulfate. To do this, they are immersed in the solution for a couple of minutes and then thoroughly washed with water.
  • The processing of adult plants is carried out before bud break. For these purposes, a solution of copper sulfate, or Nitrofen is also suitable.
  • Feeding currants with phosphorus-potassium fertilizers, because one of the reasons for the occurrence of anthracnose is the deficiency of potassium and phosphorus in the soil.

Pests of red currants are insects such as spider mites, currant kidney moth, currant glass. However, the Sugar currant variety is highly resistant to insect pests. It is extremely rare to find them on a plant. If you still want to secure the harvest 100%, then you can take the following simple preventive actions:

  1. From the emergence of a spider mite, plants are sprayed a couple of times a season with an infusion of wormwood or tobacco.
  2. From the currant bud moth, the bushes are sprayed with a mustard solution.
  3. The appearance of a currant glass will help to avoid loosening the soil under the bush in early spring, while the larvae of the pest are still sleeping in it. For reliability, you can also sprinkle the ground with wood ash or ground pepper on top.

Like other hybrids, the Sugar currant variety does not require much effort to grow. Such an unpretentious type of plant is recommended for breeding for novice gardeners, as well as for those people who cannot afford to spend a lot of time at their summer cottage. In addition, Sugar currant is one of the most delicious and productive varieties that will provide you with a healthy berry for more than a decade.


The sweetest varieties of black currants

Among the early berries, currants are considered healthy, tasty, replacing vitamin charges. The plant is unpretentious to growing conditions, so shrubs are found in the gardens of the southern region, the middle lane and even in the northern regions. Experienced gardeners know which variety of currants is the sweetest, who have tested the features of each variety in practice and are happy to share their impressions and observations.


Red currant varieties for central and central Russia

The main indicator that the red currant variety is suitable for the middle lane is its resistance to frost and drought. The changeable climate of the central region allows only strong plants to be grown. As for the taste, size and other characteristics of the berries, each gardener chooses for himself individually. The best representatives of the varieties in this category are:

Darling

Red currant variety Beloved

The variety is the result of the work of Belarusian breeders. A medium-sized shrub with a rounded, not dense crown. Berries are light red in color, small in size, weighing up to 0.5 grams... Also, the variety is distinguished by high yields and self-fertility, tolerates frosts well, fruits tolerate transportation well. The downside is susceptibility to fungal diseases.

Roland

Red currant grade Roland

Dutch variety, medium-sized shrub with thick shoots, tolerates frost well and brings 6-7 kilograms of harvest... The berries are scarlet, weighing from 0.7 to 1.5 grams. Suitable for processing, and when overripe, it is used for fresh consumption. The taste is sour. Roland is not susceptible to fungal diseases, but there is a threat of attack by currant kidney mites.

Red Cross

Currant grade Red cross

This type of currant was bred in the United States. Shrub of medium height with a wide, spreading crown. The berries are small, their weight is 0.5 grams... The color of the flesh is red, but the skin is transparent. The variety is distinguished by self-fertility and winter hardiness, and is immune to many diseases.


Choosing a place for planting

Our variety likes to live on sandy loam soil or light loam. If the soil is acidic and clayey, this will only depress the roots. On such soils, poor growth of currants is observed, a low yield rate, and in the future, currants may disappear altogether.

It will also be necessary to make elevations if groundwater passes high on the territory. You can make a whole ridge or separate embankments for each bush individually. Roots develop in the surface layer of the soil, so hills can be made 40 cm high.

The currant likes conditions with good lighting and sunlight. The planting site should be well ventilated. Due to free air movement, plants will be less affected by powdery mildew. But here, too, there are nuances - drafts are a bad type of ventilation, in addition, they can destroy the bushes. In order to protect the bushes from drafts, plants are planted near buildings, fences without cracks.


Brief characteristics of varieties of red currant

Red currants predominantly self-fertile culture. However, in order to obtain stable and high yields, it is advisable to plant two or three different varieties.

VarietyDescriptiondisadvantagesDignity
AlphaMedium ripening variety
Bush medium height, medium spreading, medium density.
Berries very large (0.9-1.5 g), one-dimensional, round, light red. Skin thin. Seed average amount.
Brush long, curved.
Taste sweet and sour, pleasant.
Tasting score 4.7 points.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Winter hardy. Yielding (3-4 kg per bush). Resistant to powdery mildew. Large berries with a dessert flavor. Universal.
AssoraLate grade
Bush medium height (1.5 m), spreading.
Berries medium, light red, one-dimensional. Skin thin. Seed average amount.
Brush medium length, dense.
Taste sweet and sour, pleasant.
The berries are not large enough.Winter hardy. Harvestable. Resistant to powdery mildew. Universal.
BuzhanskayaMid-early variety
Bush medium height (1.5 m), erect.
Berries large (0.9 g), bright red. Skin thin. Seed average amount.
Brush medium length and long, dense.
Taste sweet and sour, pleasant.
Medium-hardy.Harvestable. Resistant to powdery mildew and spotting. Large berries of good taste, ripen at the same time, do not crumble. Universal.
ValentinovkaLate grade
Bush high (1.5-1.8 m), upright, densely leafy.
Berries medium (0.5 g), red, round, one-dimensional. Skin thin. Seed medium, large.
Brush long (more than 10 cm), dense, hanging.
Taste sour.
Ripening period - late July - early August.
Insufficiently large berries of mediocre taste. Large seeds.
The variety is mainly for technical purposes.
Winter hardy. Yielding (3.3 kg per bush). Resistant to powdery mildew. Berries have high gelling properties.
VarietyDescriptiondisadvantagesDignity
VikaMid-early variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), erect, dense.
Berries medium (0.5-0.8 g), one-dimensional, rounded, purple-red. Skin thin. Seed average amount.
Brush long (more than 10 cm), dense, hanging.
Taste sweet and sour with pronounced sweetness.
Ripening period - mid - end of July.
Insufficiently large berries.Winter hardy. Harvestable. Fast-growing. Resistant to powdery mildew and anthracnose. Berries of good taste. Universal.
Viksne
(Red Viksne, Cherry Viksne)
Early variety
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), medium spreading, irregular in shape.
Berries medium (0.7-0.8 g), rounded, cherry-colored. Skin thin. Seed small, large.
Brush long (more than 10-15 cm), dense, hanging.
Taste sweet and sour, delicate, refreshing, with a delicate aroma. Tasting score 4.7 points.
Ripening period - end of June - beginning of July.
Medium-hardy. Medium drought resistant. It is affected by the red-gall aphid. Relatively resistant to anthracnose. Large seeds.Yielding (5 kg per bush). Fast-growing. Dessert taste berries. Universal.
Dutch pinkMedium ripening variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), compact.
Berries very large (0.9-1.5 g), one-dimensional, pink in color. Skin thin. Seed average amount.
Brush long, curved.
Taste very good.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Medium-hardy. Relatively resistant to anthracnose and gall aphids.Yielding (5 kg per bush). Large berries with a dessert flavor.
DarnitsaMid-early variety
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m).
Berries large (0.9 g), one-dimensional, dark red, shiny. Skin thin. Seed average amount.
Taste very good.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Winter hardy. Drought tolerant. Harvestable. Disease resistant. Large berries with good taste. Universal.
VarietyDescriptiondisadvantagesDignity
Jonker van TetsEarly variety
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), erect, dense.
Berries medium (0.7 g), rounded, bright red. Skin dense. Seed small, large.
Brush medium length and density.
Taste good.
Ripening period - end of June - beginning of July.
Partial self-fertility. Affected by a kidney mite. Due to early flowering, the ovaries may fall off after spring frosts.
Large seeds.
Winter hardy. Yielding (6.5 kg per bush). Resistant to powdery mildew. Fast-growing. Delicious berries. Universal.
Konstantinovskaya
(Memory Smolyaninova)
Medium ripening variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), slightly spreading, dense.
Berries medium and large (0.7-1.1 g), rounded, slightly flattened at the poles, red, with shine. Skin thin. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush medium length (8-9 cm), dense.
Taste sweet and sour, refreshing. Tasting score 4 points.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Medium resistant to fungal diseases and aphids. In some years it is strongly affected by anthracnose.Winter hardy. Yielding (4 kg per bush). Quite large berries of good taste. Universal.
LeaderMedium ripening variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), slightly spreading.
Berries medium (0.6-0.9 g), rounded, red. Skin thin. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush long (up to 13 cm), medium density.
Taste sweet, tender. Tasting score 4.7 points.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Average yield (2-3 kg per bush). Not resistant to fungal diseases.Winter hardy. Drought tolerant. Dessert taste berries.
MarmaladeMedium ripening variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), semi-spreading, dense.
Berries medium (0.6-0.8 g), orange-red, flat-round, with well-visible white veins. Skin thin. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush medium length (8-10 cm), dense, arcuate.
Taste sour.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Average yield (1.8 kg per bush). The berries taste sour. Technical grade.Not affected by powdery mildew, resistant to anthracnose. Berries have high gelling properties, have a high content of ascorbic acid.
VarietyDescriptiondisadvantagesDignity
DreamMedium ripening variety
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), slightly spreading, dense.
Berries medium or large (0.5-1.1 g), one-dimensional, rounded, red. Skin thin. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush medium length (6-7 cm), medium density, hanging.
Taste sweet and sour. Tasting score 4 points.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Winter hardy. Yielding (3-7 kg per bush). Weakly affected by powdery mildew. Quite large berries of good taste. Universal.
NatalieMedium ripening variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), slightly spreading, dense.
Berries large (0.7-1 g), rounded, slightly elongated towards the base, deep red in color. Skin thin. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush medium length (7-9 cm), dense.
Taste sweet and sour. Tasting score 4 points.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Medium resistant to anthracnose and powdery mildew.Winter hardy. Yielding (6-8 kg per bush). Quite large berries of good taste. Universal.
DarlingMedium ripening variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), slightly spreading, medium density.
Berries large (0.7-1.1 g), one-dimensional, rounded, bright red. Skin medium thickness. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush long, dense, arcuate.
Taste sweet and sour. Tasting score 4.8 points.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
It is affected by leaf spots, kidney mites.Winter hardy. Yielding (7-9 kg per bush). Resistant to powdery mildew. Large berries with a dessert flavor. Universal.
NivaMid-early variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), slightly spreading, medium density.
Berries medium large (0.7-0.9 g), round or flat-round, bright red. Skin thin. Seed average amount. Brush medium length, dense.
Taste sweet and sour, with pronounced sweetness. Tasting score 4.4 points.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Medium-hardy. Average yield (1.6-2 kg per bush). Due to early flowering, the ovaries may fall off after spring frosts.Fast-growing. Resistant to powdery mildew and anthracnose. Sufficiently large berries of good taste have good gelling properties, have an increased content of ascorbic acid and P-active substances. Universal.
VarietyDescriptiondisadvantagesDignity
Oryol StarLate grade
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), slightly spreading, of medium density.
Berries medium and large (0.6-0.9 g), rounded, red. Skin thin. Seed average amount. Brush long (up to 12 cm), dense.
Taste sweet and sour, with pronounced sweetness.
Ripening period - late July - early August.
It is affected by septoria. Average yield (2-3 kg per bush). The berries are not tasty enough. The variety is mainly for technical purposes.Fast-growing. Resistant to powdery mildew and anthracnose. Berries have good gelling properties, have a high content of ascorbic acid and P-active substances.
OsipovskayaLate grade
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), semi-spreading, with a dense crown.
Berries medium (0.5-0.8 g), round or slightly flattened, dark red. Skin thin. Seed average amount. Brush long (up to 14 cm), dense.
Taste sweet and sour.
Ripening period - late July - early August.
Average yield (2-3 kg per bush). It is affected by leaf spots. The berries are not large enough.Winter hardy. Resistant to powdery mildew. Berries of good taste. Universal.
Summer giftLate grade
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), medium spreading, with a dense crown.
Berries medium (0.6-0.9 g), rounded, red. Skin thin. Seed average amount. Brush long (up to 14 cm), dense.
Taste sweet and sour.
Ripening period - late July - early August.
It is affected by leaf spots. The berries are not large enough, sour. The variety is mainly for technical purposes.Winter hardy. Yielding (3-5 kg ​​per bush). Resistant to powdery mildew. Berries have good gelling properties, have a high content of ascorbic acid and P-active substances.
PolyanaMid-early variety
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), weak and medium spreading.
Berries medium (0.7-0.8 g), bright red. Skin thin. Seed average amount. Brush medium length, dense.
Taste sweet and sour, good.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
The berries are not large enough. The variety is mainly for technical purposes.Unpretentious. Drought-resistant. Resistant to leaf spots. Berries of good taste, ripen at the same time, do not crumble.
VarietyDescriptiondisadvantagesDignity
Early sweetEarly variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), semi-spreading, medium density.
Berries medium (0.6-0.9 g), rounded, red. Skin dense. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush medium length, dense.
Taste sweet and sour, refreshing. Tasting score 4 points.
Ripening period - end of June - beginning of July.
The berries are not large enough and evened out.Winter hardy. Yielding (3-5 kg ​​per bush). Resistant to pests and diseases. Berries of good taste. Universal.
Rachnovskaya
(Early Smolyaninova)
Medium ripening variety
Bush medium height (1-1.5 m), slightly spreading, medium density.
Berries medium and large (0.6-1 g), flattened at the poles, red, with veins. Skin medium thickness. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush medium length (7-8 cm), dense.
Taste sweet and sour. Tasting score 4 points.
Ripening period - beginning - mid-July.
Demanding on soil fertility.Winter hardy. Yielding (3-6 kg per bush). Resistant to pests and diseases. Quite large berries of good taste. Universal.
SugarEarly variety
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), erect.
Berries medium (0.5 g), flat-round, bright red. Skin dense. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush long (9-10 cm), dense.
Taste dessert.
Ripening period - end of June - beginning of July.
It is affected by leaf spots. Jelly-forming ability of berries
bad. The berries are not large enough.
Highly winter-resistant. Yielding (4 kg per bush). Resistant to pests. Dessert taste berries.
UstinLate grade
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), powerful, medium spreading.
Berries medium (0.6 g.), rounded, one-dimensional, bright red. Skin thin. Seed average amount. Brush long (up to 12 cm), dense.
Taste sourish.
Ripening period - late July - early August.
Insufficiently large berries. The variety is mainly for technical purposes.Winter hardy. Harvestable. Resistant to powdery mildew and anthracnose. Berries have good gelling properties, have a high content of ascorbic acid and P-active substances.
VarietyDescriptiondisadvantagesDignity
ChulkovskayaEarly variety
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), powerful, slightly spreading, dense.
Berries small and medium (0.4-0.7 g), slightly elongated, bright red, translucent. Skin thin. Seed average number, medium-sized.
Brush medium length and density.
Taste mediocre.
Ripening period - end of June - beginning of July.
Medium-hardy. Medium resistant to powdery mildew, relatively resistant to anthracnose, unstable to terry. Flowers are damaged by late spring frosts.
Small berries. The variety is mainly for technical purposes.
Drought tolerant. Yielding (4-6 kg per bush). The berries ripen together. Transportability is good.
GenerousEarly variety
Bush vigorous (1.5-1.8 m), powerful, medium spreading, wide, dense.
Berries medium (0.5 g), slightly elongated, bright red, translucent. Skin thin. Seed small, large.
Brush short (6 cm), dense.
Taste moderately sour, pleasant.
Ripening period - end of June - beginning of July.
Medium-hardy. Partial self-fertility. ... Flowers are damaged by late spring frosts. Low resistance to diseases and pests. Insufficiently large berries with large seeds.Yielding (4-7 kg per bush).

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Characteristics and description of the 40 best varieties of red currant

In many summer cottages and private estates, gardeners grow red currants. The question of choosing a variety is often raised when planning a site and a desire to grow this extraordinary berry on a large scale. As a result of persistent selection work, many varieties of red currants have been obtained. They differ in taste, ripening time, and other characteristics. Today this choice is huge.

What does red currant look like?

A short shrub with greenish wood grows no more than two meters in height. It blooms in May with unsightly-looking yellow-green or red-brown flowers with various blotches. Subsequently, juicy fruits, collected in a brush, ripen on massive branches. The size of the berries depends on the variety and reaches 8-12 mm.

Varieties of red currants by maturity

The first mentions of red currants date back to the Middle Ages. Currently, many of its varieties have been bred, differing in the growing season, fruit taste, resistance to disease and frost. Before buying a seedling, it is better to familiarize yourself with the detailed characteristics of each variety and choose a zoned version with the desired qualities.

Early ripening varieties

Early varieties of red currants are in great demand among gardeners. Its first crops are harvested in the second half of June.

Chulkovskaya

Chulkovskaya currant perfectly tolerates frosts and long dry periods. This is a tall bush with slightly spreading branches, on which red fruits ripen together. One bush yields up to 9 kg of medium-sized berries with a sour taste. The variety practically does not suffer from anthracnose, occasionally it is affected by powdery mildew, but often suffers from terry.

Cherry Viksne

Vigorous Cherry Vyksne stands out for its dark cherry color and high tasting score. In points, it is 4.8. The bush bears fruit in small fruits, the average weight of which is 0.6 grams. Up to 10 kg of fragrant berries can be easily harvested from one plant. The ripe crop remains on the branches for a long time and does not crumble when overripe.

Early sweet

Harvest of medium-sized currants Early sweet differs not only in the rate of ripening, but also in taste. The bush tolerates cold winters well. It grows no higher than 1.5 meters. Fruits in small-sized fragrant berries for universal use. The berries have a characteristic rich color and weigh an average of 0.9 grams. Up to 4 kg of berries are harvested from one bush.

Jonker Van Tets

Mid-early Jonker Van Tets is winter-hardy and not afraid of powdery mildew. Fruits with delicious universal berries. The seedling grows into a vigorous shrub with long, upright branches. About 10 round-shaped berries with an average weight of 0.7 grams ripen on one brush at the same time. The berries are well stored and are not afraid of transportation. Under favorable ripening conditions, up to 6 kg of the crop are harvested from one bush.

Mid-season crops

A universal mid-ripening currant ripens from mid-July. It is suitable for growing in regions with any climatic conditions.

Rovada

Late flowering of Rovada avoids recurrent frosts and freezing of flowers, which contributes to the annual ripening of large harvests. Fruiting in the variety is long and lasts up to 45 days. About 10 kg of berries are harvested from one bush in early July, which are perfectly kept fresh for up to two weeks.

Gift of the Eagle

The vigorous red currant Dar Orla has a medium spreading crown. It tolerates cold winters and is resistant to powdery mildew. Fruits with berries weighing 0.8 grams.

Late and winter-hardy crops

Late-ripening varieties are distinguished from other types of red currants by their late flowering. This feature avoids color damage as a result of recurrent frost.The harvest does not ripen until the end of July. The berries are characterized by dense pulp and are perfectly stored for a long time.

Scarlet dawn

The frost-resistant currant Scarlet Dawn gives good yields annually and bears fruit with large berries weighing up to one gram.

Ural fires

An early and winter-hardy variety Ogni Urala is a medium-sized compact bush. Small dark red berries ripen on its branches, the average weight of which is only 0.4 grams. Up to 6 kg of tasty berries with dense skin are harvested from one adult plant. The plant is not afraid of recurrent frosts. Thanks to this feature, it allows you to get volumetric harvests of berries annually. The variety is resistant to anthracnose and powdery mildew.

Ural beauty

A medium-sized bush with a slightly spreading crown. The Ural beauty bears fruit with red berries weighing 0.8 grams. The plant feels great at elevated air temperatures and tolerates prolonged droughts.

Large-fruited species

Large-fruited varieties of currants are widespread in small suburban areas. They allow you to collect large yields of delicious berries from one bush. Fruit weight often reaches 1.7 grams.

Baraba

The Baraba variety bears abundant fruit with large berries. Each fruit weighs 1.5 grams. The plant is frost-resistant and not afraid of droughts, but it is often exposed to anthracnose.

Alpha

Winter-hardy Alpha of medium ripening periods is characterized by increased resistance to powdery mildew. It bears fruit with a large light red berry, the average weight of which is 1.5 grams. More than 4 kg of harvest is harvested from one plant in favorable years. The bush is endowed with a spreading crown with dark green foliage.

Asora

The winter-hardy variety Asora of late ripening is a medium-sized shrub with dark green matte leaves. Fruits in maroon berries weighing about one gram. The bush is resistant to major common diseases and is not afraid of frost.

Ilyinka

The early ripe red currant Ilyinka is a vigorous bush with large leaves. Fruits with a large berry weighing up to 0.8 grams of dark red color. The plant is very winter hardy and is not afraid of drought. Practically does not get sick with powdery mildew.

Zoning varieties

When growing red currants, the climate of different regions is essential. All new varieties, when bred, undergo preliminary tests and, as a result, receive recommendations for cultivation in a particular zone.

When choosing a seedling for planting in a suburban area, gardeners take into account the climatic features and characteristics of the future shrub:

  • resistance to prolonged droughts
  • frost resistance
  • the presence of strong immunity to common diseases.

This allows you to make the right choice and annually delight your family with large yields of delicious red currants.

For the middle lane

When growing red currants in the middle lane, it is better to give preference to drought-resistant species adapted to severe frosts.

Ob sunset

Red currant Ob sunset grows into a vigorous bush and is characterized by an average ripening period. Fruits in small fruits weighing up to 0.3 grams. The berries are endowed with an oval, slightly flattened shape and are collected in a brush of 15 pieces. Up to 3.4 kg of harvest ripens on one bush. The plant has good winter hardiness and is slightly susceptible to fungal diseases.

Houghton Castle

The medium-sized variety Houghton Castle grows into a compact, rounded bush, on which bright red fruits weighing 0.5 grams ripen. Medium-yielding variety, resistant to powdery mildew and anthracnose.

Cascade

The high-yielding and winter-hardy variety Kaskad is distinguished by early ripening of the crop. It is a medium-sized bush with a compact crown. Fruits in large light red berries weighing 1.4 grams.

Red Cross

The medium-ripening variety Red Cross is very picky about the soil, often affected by anthracnose and terry. The bush is medium-sized with spreading branches. Produces small fruits with juicy pulp weighing up to 0.5 grams. In favorable years, up to 4 kg of delicious universal berries are harvested from one bush.

Detvan

An early tall variety Detvan with a compact crown is resistant to diseases of fungal origin and is not afraid of low temperatures. Allows gardeners to enjoy delicious fruits with a sweet and sour taste already in early July. The mass of ripe berries is 0.8 grams. The bush stands out among other varieties of red currant with a high yield. Up to 10 kg of yield is obtained from one plant annually.

For Moscow region

Only in May does red currant begin to bloom in the Moscow region, and in June summer residents enjoy the delicious aroma of its early berries. They manage to taste late species only in August.

Consider the most productive and common varieties of red currants for this region.

Generous

A small seedling of the Generous Universal Currant turns into an adult shrub that grows to medium size. It ripens berries with moderate sourness. One bush grows up to 7 kg of berries. The size of each of them is 0.5 grams. The plant is afraid of recurrent frosts, which severely damage the flower buds.

Night

The high-yielding late-ripening variety Nochka stands out among other types of red currants for its rich dark cherry color of berries. The night is high-yielding: up to 11.8 kg of small fruits are harvested from one bush. The weight of each fruit is small, only 0.4 grams.

The plant is resistant to a number of fungal diseases, but it is strongly affected by kidney moths and red-gall aphids. It tolerates low temperatures well.

Roland

The universal red currant Roland is a medium-sized shrub with large branches. Blooms for two weeks in mid-May. Already from the middle of July, large fruits, collected on clusters, ripen on the branches. Each berry weighs 1.5 grams. The plant stands out for its good winter hardiness and stable yields.

Rosetta

At the end of July, delicious berries with a sour taste ripen on the branches of the red currant Rosetta. Each of them weighs on average 1.2 grams. The harvest ripens in the last days of July.

Rosetta stands out among other shrubs for its fast growth. Prefers bright meadows, not shaded by tall trees. Poorly tolerates waterlogging.

For Altai Territory

For growing red currants in the Altai Territory, varieties are chosen that are resistant to prolonged drought and low temperatures. Planting shrubs that are not suitable for this climate threatens to burn out the foliage in the hot summer and its premature fall. This causes disruption of photosynthesis and death of the plant. A scrupulous approach to the selection of varietal red currants and adherence to cultivation technology will help to obtain large yields even in such climatic conditions.

Serpentine

High-yielding medium early Serpentine with a slightly spreading crown grows medium in size. It blooms with large flowers with characteristic burgundy veins and bears fruit with a red berry weighing up to 0.8 grams.

The bush is quite drought-resistant and tolerates high temperatures well. Differs in average resistance to common diseases.

Jennifer

A mid-season variety with the intriguing name Jennifer is known among the gardeners of the Altai Territory. Fruits with red berries, sweet and sour taste. Up to 4 kilograms of harvest are harvested from one adult bush.

Valencia

On a tall shrub with thick, straight branches of the Valencia variety, large, rounded red berries weighing about 1.5 grams ripen. Under favorable conditions, up to 3.1 kg of berries are harvested from one bush. The bush is not resistant to anthracnose and septoria.

Fertody

The high-yielding, winter-hardy Fertodi red currant ripens late. Fruits with berries weighing about 0.6 grams. After ripening, the berries continue to hold tightly to the branches for a long time and do not fall off.


The best early varieties of red currants

Our rating of the best red currant varieties is opened by a medium-early universal Dutch variety, released in Russia. The bush is powerful, tall, with a dense crown. Increases growth intensively. The brushes have an average density, up to 10 cm long. Berries weighing 0.7 - 1.1 g, bright scarlet, the skin is dense, the few seeds are large. Dessert taste with sourness. When ripe, the berry does not crumble, the brush ripens evenly. The average productivity of an adult bush is 6.5 - 8 kg. A variety with average self-fertility, therefore, pollinating varieties are desirable. Shows good winter hardiness and resistance to powdery mildew, rarely affected by anthracnose and kidney mites. Approved for cultivation in the North-West, Central Black Earth and Volgo-Vyatka regions. There is a positive experience in growing in Moscow, Ryazan regions and Siberia.


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