Ribes rubrum seed (Red Currant)


Canadian, Japanese and US customers only.  EU does not allow importation.

Juicy tangy-sweet red berries are borne in easy to pluck clusters. Can make a good sized shrub over time. Early spring flowers are loved by mason bees.


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In late spring-early summer, sweet tart edible ruby red orbs can be harvested for jelly, jam, juice, pie or left for migrating birds.  This near trouble free shrub reaches 2m tall but can spread when branches touch the ground and root. One can create quite a good sized patch in little time. Does well in full sun and partial shade.  Deeply veined maple like green leaves turn bright yellow in the fall.  Of European heritage.

  • Seed Count: 40-50
  • Collection Date: June 2021
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Height and Width: 2m x 2m
  • Germination test type: float
  • Family: Grossulariaceae

How to germinate Ribes sanguineum seeds:

Soak seed 24 hours then gently scarify seed by gently rubbing seed with some sand between your hands for about 10-20 seconds. Use a catch plate for any falling material or shake seed in a jar with some coarse sand for 2 minutes. Sow seed 5 mm deep, keep moist and cold stratify 120-200 days. Germinates within 60 days at 20 C. Keep pot in shade. Don’t let seedlings dry out. .

Additional information

Weight 2 g