Currants are delicious when eaten fresh, freeze well and are perfect for home baking. Easy to grow, heavy yielding and a great addition to the plot.
They can be planted in rows 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft) apart, with rows 1.5m (5ft) apart. Ensure plants are firmed in well after planting and kept well-watered, especially in their first season to aid their establishment. Each year in March, at the same time as you mulch, top-dress the plants with some balanced fertiliser and a high potash fertiliser to encourage flowering and fruiting. In dry weather, especially on light soils, give bushes a generous watering about every two weeks.