Q: I was under the impression that there are male and female plants. So the plant will only fruit with both? And are yours specified?--I assume not. Would it be necessary to buy at least 3 plants to be sure to get both. Any way to be sure to get both?

Asked by: KA - 3/26/2019
A: They aren't male and female, but clones from the same plant will not produce fruit. You need two plants with different genetics. Our plants are not clones, so any two plants planted together will get pollinated and produce fruit.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (4/4/2019)

Q: Is golden currant the same as clove currant? Does the one you offer have the same strong scent???

Asked by: Kjani - 9/24/2017
A: They are the same thing, and ours does have a strong scent.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (9/26/2017)

Q: What are some good companion plants for Golden Current?

Asked by: Dennis - 9/22/2018
A: Fragrant sumac, Solomon's seal, Indian physic, roundleaf groundsel, downy skullcap, columbine, beak grain, and wild geranium could be decent companions.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (9/25/2018)

Q: I'm looking for zarina or fatima cultivars of golden currant. Do you have a cultivar, or the wild type?

Asked by: Equestrienne - 3/23/2018
A: We do not have cultivars.
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Answer provided by: Marcus (3/26/2018)

Q: Do the birds and other wildlife like the golden currant?

Asked by: Susana Huntoon - 2/17/2020
A: Yes, a number of songbirds and other wildlife consume the berries. Hummingbirds and bumblebees visit the flowers.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (2/17/2020)

Q: Rides odoratum is hardy to what zone?

Asked by: Amy - 5/9/2020
A: According to MO Botanical Garden, it is hardy from zone 4 to 8.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (5/21/2020)

Q: How far apart do the two golden current plants need to be in order to cross pollinate? If they are on opposite sides of a 30-40 foot yard, will that worK?

Asked by: Jessi - 5/22/2020
A: That should work. They are pollinated by hummingbirds and bees.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (7/3/2020)

Q: Will these be available again this year (2020)? Thanks!

Asked by: S Jones - 6/6/2020
A: Yes. They should be ready by fall if not sooner.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (6/12/2020)

Q: Is golden currant tolerant of black walnut?

Asked by: Jan Harcourt - 6/23/2020
A: Numerous sources list Ribes as juglone-tolerant, meaning that it can be planted near black walnut.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (7/3/2020)

Q: To get good fruit do I need a second species of American currant?

Asked by: Christopher Lee - 7/9/2020
A: You need two golden currants in order for them to make fruit. They are not male and female, but they are not self fertile and can't pollinate themselves. You do not need a different species of Ribes, just more than one plant.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (7/9/2020)