Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants are long-lived, they will bear good crops for 15 years or more. The fruits are rich in vitamin C, they freeze well and are excellent for jam. From an established bush it is possible to expect a yield of 4.5kg a year. The main season for blackcurrants is July but by selecting the right cultivars it is possible to have fresh fruit from the end of June through to September.

Blackcurrants need to be grown in an open and sunny site. Blackcurrants flower early and are susceptible to cold so they should not be planted in a frost pocket. Blackcurrants will grow on a wide range of soils as long as they are deep and retain moisture. They grow best on slightly acidic soil (pH 6.7).

Blackcurrants are available pre-packed from late-October to March. They are available in containers all year round.


Blackcurrant 'Ben Connan'

A compact blackcurrant which is resistant to frost, gall midge, and mildew. Bears large berries of good flavour.

 

1 x Root Wrapped Plant £6.50 each

1 x Plant in 3 Litre Container £7.25 each


Blackcurrant 'Ben Hope'

Blackcurrant 'Ben Hope'

A mid-season blackcurrant which bears heavy crops of medium sized berries of good flavour. Resistant to Big Bud, mildew, gall midge, and leaf spot.

 

1 x Root Wrapped Plant £6.50 each

1 x Plant in 3 Litre Container £7.25 each


Blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek'

A early season, small, compact bush which only grows to 90-120cm tall. High yields of large currants are borne on short strigs. Has some resistance to frost and mildew.

 

1 x Root Wrapped Plant £6.50 each

1 x Plant in 3 Litre Container £7.25 each


Blackcurrant 'Ben Tirran'

Blackcurrant 'Ben Tirran'

A late flowering, late season variety which produces large berries of good flavour.  Produces heavier yields than 'Ben Lomond' in late August

 

1 x Root Wrapped Plant £6.50 each

1 x Plant in 3 Litre Container £7.25 each