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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
'Jonkheer van Tets' is a culinary cultivar, producing heavy crops of large redcurrants on long strigs in early season
'Greenfinch' produces green fruits on a compact bush that has some resistance to mildew and leaf spot. It crops mid season and is similar to 'Careless'. A good culinary variety
'Ben Sarek' is a compact blackcurrant for culinary or dessert use, to 1.5m in height. Flowers insignificant, pale green; fruit black, mid season
'Rovada' is a heavy-cropping, late summer-ripening redcurrant cultivar, producing long strings of larger fruit making it easy to harvest
'Ben Connan' is a culinary cultivar with large fruit of excellent flavour on medium long strigs. It produces heavy crops early in the season and has a compact habit
White Icicle is a vigorous deciduous shrub to 2m, with rounded, shallowly lobed, slightly aromatic leaves and pendent racemes of tubular white flowers, followed by bloomy, blue-black fruit
'Red Lake' is a redcurrant for dessert or culinary use, to 2.5m in height. Flowers insignificant, pale green; fruit dark red in mid season, borne on long strigs
'Brocklebankii' is small, slow-growing deciduous shrub to 1.2m tall and wide, with 3- or 5-lobed, aromatic, light golden-yellow leaves becoming paler in summer. Small pink flowers in drooping clusters in spring, opening from darker pink buds and sometimes followed by bloomy black berries
'Tydeman's White' is an upright deciduous shrub to 2.5m tall, with lobed, aromatic leaves and pure white flowers in drooping racemes in spring, followed by white-bloomed, black berries
'Versailles Blanche' is a vigorous, upright, deciduous, fruiting shrub to 1.5m in height with arching stems and serrated, 3-lobed green leaves from spring to autumn. Pale green flowers in spring are followed by heavy crops of pale yellow-white, sweet fruit that are ripe in mid- to late-summer
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