Blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek'

Blackcurrant - Blackcurrant  'Ben Sarek'

Common Name: Blackcurrant
Genus: Blackcurrant
Cultivar: 'Ben Sarek'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
Harvest: July & August

Dwarf shrub which grows to about 1.2m (4ft) tall and has in-bred frost resistance and some mildew resistance. In mid-July a heavy crop of large blackcurrants are produced which are perfect for serving fresh or made into jams, jellies or pies. The fruit should be picked quickly before it falls.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure in to the area. Once planted apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the fruit from birds. In the first year prune back to one bud above soil level in winter. After that prune out weak branches only.

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