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Ribes rubrum 'Honeywood'


Ribes rubrum 'Honeywood' produces large clusters of berries good for fresh eating or red currant wine.

Ribes rubrum 'Honeywood' is a newer cultivar of red currant producing large clusters of red berries good for fresh eating or preserves but said to be excellent for making red currant wine. All currants are rich in antioxidants and have a much higher vitamin C content than oranges. They can be eaten fresh or used for jams, jellies, and juices. They are easy-to-grow, self-fertile, and very hardy to at least zone 3.

Common Name: Red Currant

Family: Grossulariaceae (The Gooseberry Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist to dry forests and rock outcrops in lowlands and mountains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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