Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.
Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from 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. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.
It is a high yielding variety, likely due to it flowering later than other varieties which reduces damage by late frost. With it being late to flower it is also later to produce. Its fruit is suitable for jams, juicing, commercial u-picks and home gardens. Berries are medium sized.
Stock Type: 415D plug Age: 1 year old (1+0) Size: 15-55cm (6-21.5")
Zone: 2a Height: 1.8 m (6 ft) Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft) Moisture: normal Light: partial shade, full sun Berries: dark purple to black berries Growth rate: fast Life span: short Maintenance: low Suckering: none Pollution tolerance: medium