Ribes rubrum 'Perfection'

Perfection Red Currant

Categories: Small Fruits

Origin Charles Hooker, Rochester NY, 1887. Bush upright, twiggy, roots particularly susceptible to Armillaria. Strigs clustered at base of current year's growth, fruits small to average, clear red, midseason.

More About Ribes rubrum 'Perfection'

  • Attracts birds
  • very percocious

Medium green leaves are 3-5 lobed, and are aromatic when crushed. Red currants, although tart, may be eaten ripe off the shrub, but are perhaps more often harvested to make jams, jellies and pies.

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3-5 ft


3-5 ft


2-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Ribes rubrum 'Perfection' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Moist
  • Needs well drained soil

Fruiting Attributes

  • Self-Pollinating/Self-Fruitful
  • small size
  • vigorous grower