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Blackcurrant 'Ebony'Ribes nigrum

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 blackcurrant plant in 3 litre pot £10.99 Despatch: by end of September 2019
2 blackcurrant plants in 3 litre pots £16.98 Despatch: by end of September 2019
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery

This outstanding dessert variety is the sweetest blackcurrant ever - so sweet that it can be eaten straight from the bush. 'Ebony' produces heavy crops of large, firm currants - up to twice the size of normal blackcurrants - which can be harvested from early to mid July. The plants are bushy with a slightly open, spreading habit, making harvesting so easy. Easy to grow and with excellent mildew resistance. Height and spread: 120cm (47").


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 16-20 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 16-20 months.


Kitchen Garden, Wildlife Gardens

Hardy

full sun

120cm (48in)

120cm (47in)

RHS plants for pollinators

1 Blackcurrant Plant In 3 Litre Pot (V48143)
2 Blackcurrant Plants In 3 Litre Pots (V63257P)

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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.

Blackcurrants prefer a position in full sun but will tolerate semi shade. Shelter from cold winds and late spring frosts as these conditions may damage the flowers, and reduce the yield of fruit later in the year. Grow blackcurrants in rich, moist, well drained soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure into the ground prior to planting. Plant blackcurrant bushes between late autumn and spring, at a distance of 1.5m (5') apart and a depth of 5cm (2") lower than the soil mark on the stem. Planting blackcurrants slightly deep will encourage the production of extra stems from below ground level.

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