Self Fertile Abundant Currants The Consort Black Currant is a deciduous shrub bearing edible fruit. It would look lovely in a naturalized area, as a group planting, or as a single specimen plant in your yard. Your Consort Black Current will certainly provide succulent fruit, but it’s also a lovely ornamental bush. White, bell-shaped flowers hang from the plant in 1-2 inch clusters in the spring. These floral beauties also emit a pleasing, sweet fragrance that will attract bees and butterflies to your yard. Even without your Currant’s floral artistry, its light green foliage gives your shrub a lively, vital appearance. As the blooms of your Black Currant fade, clusters of ¼ inch berries ripen into a glossy ebony. Just imagine popping one into your mouth for that explosion of tart-sweet flavor that only the Black Currant is prized for! Make into preserves, pies or wine and still have lots left over to share with friends and family because your Black Currant will be a high producer every year. Before the leaves of your Currant drop for winter, it will gift you with one more treat in the form of a blazing display of reds and yellows as it casts off it summer plumage. Your Black Currant will grow to about 6 feet in height with an equal spread. It’s self-fertile, so you can just have one if you like and still get a great harvest. The Consort Black Currant is a beautiful shrub that requires little care and yet provides a bountiful harvest. What more could you ask for in a garden shrub! * High Producer* Spring Flowers and Fall Color * Self Fertile.
Ornamental Shrub with Edible Fruit Red Lake Currant is a cultivar that is grown for its outstanding fruit production. It’s also a lovely little shrub that would look great as an understory plant in part shade, or perhaps along a small shed or garage. The Red Lake Currant is a compact, rounded deciduous shrub that can grow to about five feet in height with an equal spread. The lobed green leaves give your shrub a full, vibrant appearance and if you crush a leaf between your fingers you’ll enjoy the appealing scent that is emitted. However, your Red Lake Currant truly shines in its fruit production. Tiny yellow flowers will bloom on your Red Lake Currant in the spring, but they’re generally unnoticeable. What you will notice however, are the long clusters of large, red berries that follow in July. High in Vitamin C and antioxidants, red currants are deliciously tart and suitable for many uses. Gently run your hands along the long strands and the berries will easily pop off and flow into your bucket—they’re that easy to harvest! Use your currents for pies, preserves, wine…or freeze some for later use. The Red Lake Currant is a grand little shrub with superb fruit production. Even if you don’t harvest the fruit yourself, the crimson berries provide stunning contrast against the aromatic green leaves, and the wildlife will love them. * Ornamental features * Edible fruit.