Currant, ginseng and apple are all ingredients for the Wild Cider Moonshine in Red Dead Online. You’ll get to distill this drink if you start working as a moonshiner after the last update. You’ll only need a small amount of each, but finding them might take a lot of time. If you’re having trouble collecting the materials needed to make Wild Cider moonshine, our RDR2 Online ginseng, currant, apple locations guide will help you.
You can collect either the golden or the black variant – both will yield the same fruit. They’re both tiny saplings with a main stem that forks into two or three branches. The difference is only in the color – the black variant has visible, plump berries, while the gold one has yellow flowers. You’ll find the black one around Tumbleweed in the southwest. The golden currant grows in the area west of Blackwater, between the upper and lower Montana rivers. There’s lots of it west of the Van Horn trading post, too, around the Kamassa river. They usually grow in groups of two-three.
There are two kinds of ginseng as well – the American and Alaskan. No matter which one you pick, you’ll be able to use it for the Wild Cider moonshine. You’ll find them mostly in Tall Trees, Cumberland Forest and around O’Creagh’s Run lake. However, here’s a spot where you can farm them until you pass out – it’s north of Valentine, across the tracks, then northwest. It’s a small farm, and they grow gingseng in the garden.
Apples can be bought from general stores, but if you’re a penny-pincher, you’ll want them for free. Thankfully, there’s a solution for that as well. You can go to one of the cottages in the Braithwaithe Manor area and look for a bunch of wicker baskets filled with apples. You can’t take the apples from the baskets, but you can pick the ones from the floor, and there’s plenty of them as well.
If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.