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Ribes nigrum

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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


Ben Hope Blackcurrant

Ben Hope Blackcurrant

Ben Hope is a cultivar selected by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland. It is a relatively upright and vigorous variety, producing medium-sized berries. Its size and fruit are suitable for mechanical harvesting, and it is widely planted in Britain for commercial production. Its fruit is suitable for fresh eating and juicing.

The Ben Hope is high yielding and often wins taste tests over the others in the Ben series.

Stock Type:Tissue Culture minipot (2.5")
Age: 1 year old (1+0)
Size: 20cm average (8")

(new stock expected: January 2015)

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Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium

Other names: european black currant

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