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Black Currant


Black Currant

Full Sun
Afternoon Sun
Fruiting Plant
Well Drained Soil
Feed Monthly With Organic Fertiliser

Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) is a fruit-bearing shrub native to Europe and Asia. It is known for its small, dark purple to black berries, which are often used in a variety of culinary applications, including jams, jellies, desserts, and beverages.

Plant Description
Blackcurrant bushes are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves in the winter.
They typically grow to a height of 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) and have a spreading, bushy habit.
The leaves are palmately lobed, dark green, and serrated.

The berries are small, round, and dark purple to black when ripe.
They have a tart, slightly sweet flavour and are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants.
Blackcurrants are often used to make juice, jams, syrups, and liqueurs.

Growing Conditions
Blackcurrant plants thrive in cool temperate climates and are well-suited for regions with cold winters.
They prefer full sun to partial shade and well-drained, fertile soil.
Adequate moisture is important, especially during the fruiting season.

Pruning is important for blackcurrant plants to maintain their shape, improve airflow, and encourage fruit production.
It’s best to prune them in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

Blackcurrants are typically ready for harvest in the summer, usually in July or August, depending on the region.
Berries should be picked when they are fully ripe and easily detach from the bush.

Blackcurrants are used in a variety of culinary applications, including making jams, jellies, pies, and desserts.

Blackcurrants are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and various minerals.
They are also high in antioxidants, which have potential health benefits.


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Black Currant

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Pot Size

17cm, 6lt, 11lt, 25lt

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