Black Currant Shrub

Black currant shrubs “Ribes nigrum” are prized for their flavorful berries and ornamental value, growing to 5 feet with dark green, deeply lobed leaves. Their small, glossy black berries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Moreover they are perfect for making jams. They attracting pollinators, making them a versatile and valuable addition to gardens.

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General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.