Red currants are grown in summer cottages as often as black currants. Blossom Red currant begins earlier than black, from about the second half of May. The bush can abundantly bear fruit for 20-25 years, if fertilized in a timely manner and regularly. Red currant, like other berry crops, takes a lot of nutrients from the soil, greatly impoverishing it. In the fall, you need to add superphosphate and potassium chloride, in the spring - nitrogen fertilizers and rotted manure. Red currant berries do not contain as much vitamin C as black currant fruits, but they are rich in biotin, folic acid, iodine, phosphorus, thiamine, pectins, and calcium.
The red currant bush gives good yields only on condition good lighting... It should be planted in an open, sunny location. For the correct formation of the plant, its root collar is deepened by 5 centimeters, this leads to the formation of additional shoots and strengthening of the root system. After planting, all shoots are cut off, leaving only a couple of buds above the ground. Autumn or early spring plant cut off, removing shoots 7-8 years old. In dry weather, red currant bushes are watered abundantly, during the entire growing season they are weeded and loosened. Winter hardiness of red currants is higher than black, bushes practically do not freeze out. This culture is more resistant to diseases and pests. The kidney mite and powdery mildew, which are so dangerous for black currants, never affect red ones.
There is a great variety varieties of this garden culture... The most common are "Red Cross", "Transdanubia", "Rondom". The early ripening period is different for "Ionkir van Tets", the mid-early - "Beloved", "Smolyaninovka", "Natalie", late - "Yulanka", "Rovada", "Rota shpetlese". When planning to plant red currants, choose 2-3 different varieties that are zoned in your area.