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Blackcurrant vs Northern Gooseberry

Ribes nigrum

Ribes oxyacanthoides

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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Blackcurrant
Northern 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.

Northern Gooseberry is a small, ornamental quality native shrub with prickly stems. You can plant it anywhere you'd plant Prickly Rose or Common Wild Rose, such as your yard.

Most people find Northern Gooseberry berries a bit tart for significant fresh eating but they are good for baking, wine or jam.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: purple or purplish black
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
Other Names: canada gooseberry, canadian gooseberry


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