RIBES rubrum REDCURRANT Laxton
A traditional old favourite. Strong upright growth habit and heavy yielding producing high quality fruits in long bunches of medium sized crimson berries. Laxton is the most Mildew resistant variety. Flowers are produced later than most redcurrants thereby avoiding late frosts. The branches will spread & become more open with maturity. A good variety for all-purposes. Eventual height: 1.5m (5ft). Eventual spread: 1m (3ft). Cropping season: mid July. Self fertile.
3 litre stock will be supplied pot grown where possible.
Bare root stock is available for dispatch between late October & late March. Orders can be placed in advance at any time, just bear in mind that payment will be taken in full at time of ordering.
Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows 1.5m (5ft) apart.
Plant in an open sunny or partly shaded north facing wall/fence sheltered from frost and strong winds. Prefers a slightly acid, moist but well-drained fertile soil. Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.
Fruit is produced on the previous year’s growth and older shoots. Cut back the main branches by one-half after planting. Create a framework of 8-10 branches. Each Winter from year 3 shorten main shoots by one-half. Apply a general fertiliser in Spring.