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Red Currant 'Jonkheer van Tets' (Ribes Rubrum) are low-maintenance plants that are undemanding as to soil type, so they can be grown in any garden.
Height supplied 30-40 cm.
Plant Jan- May or Sep-Oct
These plants like light soil that has good drainage and is rich in humus. The results will be even better if a handful of enriched potting soil is added.
Choose a sunny or partially sheltered position where the plants will be less exposed to frost.
Make sure the root ball is well-moistened before planting Red Currant 'Jonkheer van Tets' by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water.
Prepare a suitable hole and plant the 'Jonkheer van Tets' at the appropriate depth. The top of the root ball should be slightly below ground level.
Don't plant it too deep! Fill the hole with soil and press firmly.
Water immediately after planting. Spacing between the bushes is approximately one metre.
Red Currant 'Jonkheer van Tets' are very easy-to-grow currant bushes.
During dry periods water more often. In the spring, give them some potassium-rich garden fertilizer.
After three years, you can prune all of its branches by 1/3. It is also possible to train the branches down with wires.
To protect against the birds from eating the buds it is advisable to put a netting over the bush.
Nothing is tastier than freshly picked currants in summer.
They are so healthy and nutritious. The currants can be harvested in July.
What is more delicious in summer than the taste of redcurrants that are full of vitamins!
Ribes rubrum 'Jonkheer van Tets' is a delicious, red, fresh, sweet berry that is just delightful in yoghurts or home made pies.
They are excellent for making jam and also good for freezing so that you can enjoy them for an even longer period.