15 Seeds Organic Black Currant Plant Fruit SeedsRegular price $11.99 Save $-11.99
- Compact, approximately 4-5' mature height
- Hardy in zones 3-7
- Growth depends on soil and weather conditions
Currants like morning sun, afternoon part-shade and buoyant air circulation. They can be grown in the high shade of fruit trees such as persimmon, as well as on the north side of buildings. Currants can withstand ocean winds but the salt air will burn the leaves and turn them ragged. Soil: Currants are not finicky about soil but, in keeping with their proclivity for cold, prefer heavier soils richer in clay. A thick mulch of some organic material also keeps the soil cool in summer while adding humus to the soil. Sandy soils are less suitable for currants because they dry out too fast.