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Blackcurrant vs Trader Mulberry

Ribes nigrum

Morus x Trader

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Blackcurrant
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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.

The Trader Mulberry is a rare find. Named for the Trader family who brought the mulberry from Germany when they immigrated to the U.S. in 1982 and planted the original tree at their new homestead in North Dakota. This tree still bears fruit today! Similar to the Illinois Everbearing, but more winter hardy, this mulberry is a cross between white and red mulberry trees. This vigourous tree will produce large, sweet-tasting, virtually-seedless, black fruit throughout the entire summer and is great for fresh eating, jams, and wine. Do not plant near walkways or driveways as the berries can stain.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

TRADER MULBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $15.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3b
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: black seedless, large
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: Early July - Early September
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: mulberry, red mulberry