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Blackcurrant vs Valiant Grape

Ribes nigrum

Vitis cv. valiant

Blackcurrant
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Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

We offer the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production

Reported to be one of the hardiest of all grape varieties. This variety will produce bluish red clusters of grapes that are great for jellies and juice. Grapes have long been used to cover arbors and trellises.

This is a self-pollinating variety so only one plant is required to set fruit. Many like this variety for fresh eating as it is similar to concord grapes.

Grapes are a higher maintenance species requiring regular care and pruning. Unchecked and uncared for grapes can spread, be eaten by birds, and have lesser yields.

Overwintering these vines with a thick mulch can help them overwinter better.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

VALIANT GRAPE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: leaves turn yellow
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: bluish red clusters of grapes that ripen in early fall
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium







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Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no