redcurrant 'Laxton's Number One'

redcurrant Laxtons number one

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bare root plant £7.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy redcurrant 'Laxton's Number One' redcurrant Laxtons number one: Huge bunches of brilliant red berries

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An old favourite which is a strong growing variety with small, good flavoured fruit and heavy yields. The flowers are produced later than most redcurrants and the branches tend to spread with age. All currants are easy to grow and perfect for all gardens as they are not fussy about soil or aspect. Small to medium, well-flavoured berries (mid-July)

  • Garden care: These bare root plants will be approx 1 year old. When they arrive, soak the roots in water for an hour or two, before planting out into a well prepared bed as soon as possible. If the ground is soil is frozen or waterlogged when they arrive, give them a soak and plant them in a pot filled with good quality compost until they can be planted out. Space at 1.5m intervals and once planted apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring, as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is kept well watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the currants from birds. In the first year, prune back to one bud above soil level in winter. After that only prune out weak branches.

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Best time for planting Redcurrents and Gooseberries Hi, I am interested in buying Redcurrent "Red Lake" and Gooseberry " Hinnomaki". When is the best time to plant them in the ground? Best Regards Darshana

darshana gunatillake

Hello Darshana, The best time to plant these is in the autumn or the spring, but you can plant throughout winter as long as the ground is not frozen. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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