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Blackcurrant vs Lowbush Blueberry

Ribes nigrum

Vaccinium angustifolium

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Blackcurrant
Lowbush Blueberry

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.

Lowbush Blueberry, commonly known as the Wild Lowbush Blueberry, is often wild-harvested and thrives in low pH acidic soil. This early low-bush blueberry produces white and pink bell-shaped flowers in the spring. Its fruit is smaller in size than high bush blueberry plants and is more flavourful with an intense blueberry taste-masking it perfect for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

LOWBUSH BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: edible blue
Harvest: July
Flowers: white, pink tinged, bell shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: late lowbush blueberry, late sweet blueberry, wild lowbush blueberry


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