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Blackcurrant vs Alpine Currant

Ribes nigrum

Ribes alpinum

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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Blackcurrant
Alpine Currant

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.

Alpine Currant is a great shrub to plant along sidewalks, near building or at your property boundary as a hedge or accent species. It is widely used by commercial landscapers in parking lots and near buildings because of its hardiness, attractiveness, and pollution tolerance.

While Alpine Currant produces edible berries, they are not palatable.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: mountain currant


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