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Golden Currant vs Chester Thornless Blackberry

Ribes aureum

Rubus fruticosa Chester (Thornless)

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Golden Currant
Chester Thornless Blackberry

Golden Currant produces berries for jams, jellies, sauces and even pemmican. This currant bush is very dense, allowing for use as a hedge, windbreak, or wildlife habitat.

This plant is also a very popular rootstock to graft popular red and white currant varieties to. The resulting plants are taller, more productive, and easier to harvest.

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.

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

CHESTER THORNLESS BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $12.99
Zone: 4a
Zone: 3b
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish purple
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Berries: heart shaped black
Firmness: firm
Harvest: July
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Flowers: pink
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: high
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: buffalo currant, clove currant, fragrant golden currant, golden flowering currant, spicebush
Other Names: chester blackberry, hardy blackberry


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