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Blackcurrant vs Amur Grape

Ribes nigrum

Vitis amurensis

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Blackcurrant
Amur Grape

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 Amur Grape is an ornamental grape that fruits dark, sour, juicy grapes later in the fall. It is native to Asia, and found growing wild in Russia and China. It’s one of the most cold-hardy grape varieties, prized for its foliage that turns from a bright green to a deep crimson and purple in the fall. The flowers are small and white, usually appearing in the beginning of May.

The name for the Amur Grape comes from the Amur Valley, located in Russia. It’s extremely resistant to frost. The berries are good for fresh eating, but also make a flavorful addition to any homemade wines and preserves. The leaves are also edible, and are commonly used in salads. This plant does best with a trellis.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

AMUR GRAPE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: dark purple black blue
Firmness: firm
Flavor: sour juicy
Harvest: late september
Bark: dark scaly
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: european black currant