Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Ribes rubrum ‘Bertin’s Seedling no. 9’

‘Bertin Seedling’ is briefly mentioned in Card’s Bush Fruits, listed under Red and White Currants: ‘Appears in the catalogue of the American Pomological Society for 1869’. [Card – Bush Fruits p.304/1920]. This is the only reference I have found. See also Ribes rubrum L.



Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.



History at Camden Park

Listed only in an Addendum to the 1857 catalogue as ‘Bertyn’s No. 9’ [Currant no.3/1857]. I have assumed that this is a typographical error with ‘Bertin’s No. 9’ intended.




Published Jun 07, 2010 - 05:13 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 02:32 PM

Family Grossulariaceae
Region of origin


Common Name

Red Currant

Name in the Camden Park Record

Bertyn’s No. 9



Confidence level low