Category Archives: Fruit (edible)

Ribes rubrum ‘Stanza’


Ribes can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries

Redcurrant ‘Stanza’ is a culinary redcurrant bearing medium-sized fruit of good quality. It has a compact habit and crops heavily in mid to late season

Common Name: redcurrant ‘Stanza’
Family: Grossulariaceae
Hardiness: H6 (hardy – very cold winter)
Color foliage: Green in Spring and Summer
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Redcurrants can suffer from aphids, scale insects and sawflies
Pruning: Main pruning is carried out in dormant season, along with summer pruning of vigorous laterals
Spreadid: East-facing
Time to ultimate height: 5-10 years
Exposure: Grow in a well-drained, fertile soil with a neutral to acid pH. Full sun is preferred, but partial shade is tolerated and plants can be trained against a north wall. Grow as a permanent framework as a bush, standard, cordon or fan. Keep the area around the bushes free of other plants. Mulch with well rotted compost, manure or bark, particularly on dry soils
Garden characteristics: Cottage/Informal Garden or Wall-side Borders