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Hardy to about -20c. There is some confusion in nomenclature with some botanists recognising 2 species of red currants, this species and R. spicatum (syn R. rubrum), whilst others say that R. rubrum is a distinct species. The red currant is sometimes cultivated for its edible fruit, there are some named varieties. Most cultivars are self-fertile and set a good crop on their own. The fruit is produced at the base of one-year old and older wood, plants start to fruit at 3 - 4 years from seed. Red currant fruits are an absolute magnet for birds and so the plants will usually need some protection to allow the crop to ripen[K]. Alternatively, you can put this attraction for the birds to good use by planting red currants specifically for the birds. Whilst they are eating these fruits they will not be eating your other fruits[K].Plants can harbour a stage of 'white pine blister rust', so should not be grown in the vicinity of pine trees. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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