Blackcurrant for sale
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 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.
2015 is the last year we will be offering this variety through our website.
Stock Type:Tissue Culture minipot (2.5")
Age: 1 year old (1+0)
Size: 20cm average (8")
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Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Pollution tolerance: medium
Other names: european black currant
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