Red Currants in Containers - bare root stock or potted?
Good morning all,
First a quick hello, Hello! I'm new to gardening, bought my first house three years ago and grew in big tubs on the patio for the first two years and last summer dug up some of the lawn for a 3.5x3.5m veggie patch. Had some success with chilis, beetroot, spinach and beans and no sucess with peas or butternut squash (which just broke in to next doors garden...)
This year I want to add in some soft fruit, namely red currants to make jam. The only spot I really have is back on the patio in containers against a fence, sheltered by gets sun until mid/late afternoon.
I read the red currants have fairly shallow roots and 40-50cm deep containers should be fine. I have ordered a 40x40x180cm planter (which fits the space) in which I was intending to grow three red currant bushes.
1) Would it be best to plant bare root stock or ready potted bushes?
2) Should I go for cordon bushes or just normal bushes and reduce the number of stems?
3) Everywhere seems to sell Rovada is this typical and a go variety to go for? I'm only growing them with the intention of making jam.
4) Is there a go to supplier? (Or any to avoid?)
All and any advice appreciated.