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Redcurrant Rovada


Ribes rubrum Rovada

Self fertile with large fruits

A late fruiting redcurrant with an excellent flavour. A bushy variety that produces a cascade of small bright red berries from late July onwards.


Happy in a sunny sheltered spot, if space is limited plant it in a border with shrubs and perennials.


Enjoys a rich, moist, well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Prune each winter to a framework of strong branches.

The most popular commercially grown redcurrant with juicy berries great for jellies, jams and summer puddings, as well as for making juices.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 125 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 155 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 90 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - July
Cropping July - August

Typically available

From March to September