Slightly more sour than its relative the blackcurrant, and is cultivated mainly for jams and cooked dishes. Currants can be grown in areas that may be too wet and shady for other fruit.
Red currants grow best in locations that receive morning sun and afternoon shade, or dappled shade part of the day.
Prefer heavier soil types like rich clay with a good thick mulch. Can be planted as a hedge. Don't require a lot of fertilising just annually with a Citrus fertiliser. Rich in Vitamin C (the darker the colour of fruit the better for you.