Ribes Jonkheer Van Tets is a deciduous early cropping redcurrant. It’s one of the earliest varieties to ripen, bearing heavy crops of sweet-tasting fruit from early July. Foliage begins to emerge in March and April. Soon after the foliage appears bell-shaped white flowers and pale green bloom from April to May attracting lots of pollinators. They soon mature into green berries that gradually ripen to a deep, rich red in early July. This red currant is a useful plant in a kitchen garden or wildlife garden even if you don’t like redcurrants as its blossom is attractive to pollinating insects and the currants provide food for birds and mammals.
- Sunny or slightly shaded spot
- Fertile well-drained soil