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Blackcurrant vs Chester Thornless Blackberry

Ribes nigrum

Rubus fruticosa Chester (Thornless)

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Blackcurrant
Chester Thornless Blackberry

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.

Chester Thornless Blackberry is a self-pollinating fruit-bearing shrub. In mid-summer, the Chester Thornless Blackberry produces large, sweet-tasting, heart-shaped blackberries that are perfect for fresh eating. It is a semi-erect blackberry plant that requires little support from a trellis to keep its fruit off the ground. Don't forget to protect your berries. The birds love this shrub almost as much as you will.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

CHESTER THORNLESS BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3b
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: heart shaped black
Firmness: firm
Harvest: July
Flowers: pink
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: chester blackberry, hardy blackberry


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