Ribes silvestre: 3-5’ high x 3-5’ wide / full sun to part shade / zone 3
A very showy berry bush, red currants also make great preserves. We use them in fruit salads and in our morning oatmeal, and we always make some red current jam. They turn red, and then it takes another two or three weeks before they sweeten up (although they do retain some tartness). Red currants don’t need much maintenance at all, and do well in almost any soil.
Red Lake – Very productive and erect, this red variety makes a beautiful ornamental shrub. Fruit is tender, large & easy to pick, with good flavour.