CURRANT – RED LAKE RED
It is a cold-hardy currant, moderately
susceptible to powdery mildew, and is
widely planted in the U.S. and Europe.
The plants are fairly vigorous, very
productive and grow to 3′-5′ tall. The
berries are dark red, sub-acid (which
means sweeter) and of high quality.
As with all currants, Red Lake benefits
from afternoon shade in warmer climates. Although red currants are related to black currants they have a
growth habit more like gooseberries and should follow the same planting and pruning advice Cold Hardy, Vigorous, Productive, High Quality Fruit. Zones 3-5