Which currant varieties perform well in Iowa?


Which currant varieties perform well in Iowa?


Red, white, and black currants can be successfully grown in Iowa.  Suggested red currant varieties include ‘Red Lake’ (large, red fruit), ‘Wilder’ (medium to large, red fruit), and ‘Perfection’ (large,  red fruit).  ‘White Imperial’ (medium to large, white fruit) and ‘Primus’ (medium to large, white fruit) are good performing white varieties.  Suggested black currants include ‘Ben Sarek’ (large fruit), ‘Consort’ (medium-size fruit), and ‘Crusader’ (large fruit, self-unfruitful).  


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