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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a 6 acre permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different plants for our community!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Currants - Red, Black and Jostaberry

Plants for Spring 2017 Shipping or Local Pickup

Deadline for orders to be shipped SPRING 2017 is March 15th (orders placed after this date may need to be shipped in the FALL depending on dormancy)

All orders placed where shipping is requested will be packaged and sent in early spring of 2017, as soon as the ground has thawed and timing is appropriate for our region.  This is usually March through early April.  Email with any questions you may have and thank you for your interest in our permaculture plants!

Currants - Red, Black and Jostaberry


Currants - Red, Black and Jostaberry


Ribes family
Currants of all types deserve a place in the garden.  Unlike raspberries, they tend to stay where you put them, and only require pruning once in a while.  Red currants produce large clusters of sweet/tart fruit great for fresh eating.  Black currants create larger fruits with very deep and complex flavor.  All types are worth growing for their unique flavors, medicinal value, and ease of management.

Current currant :) offerings at Edible Acres:

Red Currant - This is an unnamed cultivar given by friends a number of years ago.  Incredibly productive, delicious, large red fruit.  Can hang on the cane for weeks at perfect ripeness.

Red Currant - ‘Rovada’  - Considered one of the most promising cultivars, with huge clusters of well formed fruit with excellent eating quality. (Limited quantity available for 2015 as of now, still building stock).  Choosing the red option now will give you access to this is we have enough stock, otherwise you get our excellent unnammed red.

Black Currant - Smaller than red currant, and more productive in the shade.  The larger, jet black berries have musky, complex, tart flavors that some people adore and some need getting used to.  Very nutrient dense fruit, and an excellent medicinal fruit.  

Jostaberry - Incredibly vigorous hybrid between black currant and gooseberry.  We've been very impressed with the rate of growth, quality of fruit and overall health of our plants.  Some people report very limited fruit set on their one bush.  We believe you need at least 2, from different parents (not just a group of clones) to get good pollination, so if you order 2 or more from us we'll put in rooted cuttings from separate parentage to give you better fruiting.

A number of named cultivar varieties are being grown out and will be available at scale as we evolve.  Inquire for more details or to see what may be available in small quantities, including Ben Serek, Red Lake, Titania, Concord, Crusader, Minaj Smirouj, Belaruskaja, Black Down, Consort, Jostaberries, and various Gooseberries.  We’re growing!

Between 3’ to  5’ on average

Site Preference:
Loves sunny site with rich soil, but we get decent production even into the woods.  Great candidate for the forest garden edge.  Black currant types in particular are excellent shade tolerant crops.

Zone 3


Our Red Currant offering is temporarily paused as we work out pressures from currant worms which seem to be affecting them more than we'd like.

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