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Blackcurrant vs Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

Ribes nigrum

Ribes oxyacanthoides Jahns Prairie

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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Blackcurrant
Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

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.

Jahns Prairie Gooseberry produces large, delicious red fruit.

Found in the Red Deer River valley by Dr. Otto Jahn in 1984. This cultivar was found to resist insects and disease, tolerate frost, and produce high quality fruit.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

JAHNS PRAIRIE GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: leaves turn yellow
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: red-pink berries (ripe in mid to late July). Dessert berries (high quality); disease resistant
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: european black currant


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no