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Blackcurrant 'Big Ben'Ribes nigrum

2 Options from £6.99

Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

New

Enormous Blackberries!

Produces up to 4.5kg fruit per year.

Excellent Mildew resistance.

1 bare root blackcurrant plant £6.99 Despatch: by end of November 2019
3 bare root blackcurrant plants £14.99 Despatch: by end of November 2019
Description How to Grow Delivery

The largest blackcurrant we have ever seen - and with a lovely sweet flavour too. The large, glossy, strong-skinned fruits weigh on average 2.9g each, compared to a weight of 1.1g in standard varieties! Producing up to 4.5kg of fruit per plant at maturity, Blackcurrant 'Big Ben' is a high yielding cultivar and deservedly won an RHS Award of Garden Merit at recent trials. The fruits are borne on naturally arching stems for easy picking and are sweet enough to be eaten fresh or used in cakes, jams and crumbles. Also has excellent mildew resistance. Height and spread: 120cm (47").

We supply established, healthy 1-year old bareroot pre-pruned plants which will quickly establish once planted.

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 16-20 months (4-8 months for cordon plant)
Estimated time to best yields: 16-20 months.


Kitchen Garden, Wildlife Gardens

Hardy

full sun

120cm (47in)

120cm (47in)

RHS AGM,RHS plants for pollinators

1 Bare Root Blackcurrant Plant (46910)
3 Bare Root Blackcurrant Plants (T46911P)

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Flowering Months Harvest Months

After planting, reduce the stems to 2 buds above ground level to promote sturdy new growth. Keep blackcurrant plants well watered during dry periods, particularly as the fruits are developing. Netting the bushes will help to protect the currants from birds. Blackcurrants can be harvested from July.

After the first season, prune out any thin or weak shoots. In the following years prune out any damaged or weak shoots before removing 20% of the remaining stems to create an open bush, and encourage fresh new shoots to develop. Culinary note: Blackcurrants are delicious when eaten fresh in a fruit salad or added to a colourful and tasty summer pudding. Suitable for freezing.

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