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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Ribes rubrum 'Rovada' (late-season)

Rovada Red Currant, Rovada Red Currant, Mildew-resistant Red Currant

Main interest:
long, cascading clusters of red currants, commercial production, mildew-resistant
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
greenish yellow
Flowering period:
April to May
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
commercial and personal fruit production, specimen, hedge

Ribes rubrum 'Rovada' is an erect, bushy deciduous shrub, which grows 3-5' tall. Clusters of greenish-yellow flowers bloom in spring, but are not particularly ornamental. However, the long, cascading clusters of bright red currants are very eye catching. Ripening in July, 'Rovada' is heavy bearing. Its tart, succulent fruit is harvested to make jams, jellies and pies; and is used in a number of cocktails, and summer drinks. Medium green leaves are 3-5 lobed, and are aromatic when crushed. Prefers a sheltered exposure. Attracts birds, bees and hummingbirds. Resistant to rabbits. Rovada Redcurrant is also particularly mildew-resistant.

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$15.99 - $39.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
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