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Blackcurrant Bush

Blackcurrant Bush

Blackcurrant bushes are hardy easy going shrubs that flower in spring and produce tasty berries packed full of Vitamin C in mid summer.
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We're very pleased to have some young blackcurrant bushes again this week. A self-fertile and easy going variety, the fruit are larger and sweeter than regular varieties. The plants have been growing and filling out nicely over the summer and are now starting to look a little autumnal. We will post new photos just as soon as we can. They will make a great gift for anyone who fancies growing their own blackcurrants - delicious!
90cm+ tall in a 3L Pot
1 x Blackcurrant Bush   + £0.00
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Care Instrictions

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Blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) are an easy-going and rewarding fruit bush for the garden. They will thrive across the UK including in gardens further north but do plant them in a sunny spot to get the sweetest fruits. This variety is a variety called ‘Ben Sarek’ and is a popular dwarf variety prized for it’s large juicy fruits.

Traditionally grown as bush plants they can be grown as cordons up the side of a wall or trellis if you prefer.

Whilst your plant is in a small pot it will need regular watering. Aim to water it heavily and then allow the top of the compost to dry out before watering heavily again. As soon as the chance of frost is past in the Spring your blackcurrant bush will benefit from being planted out in the garden or potted up into a larger pot. Add a top dressing of well rotted manure or other rich compost to help your plant settle in.

We expect these young plants to put on plenty more growth this year and the first crop of flowers and fruits either this year or next. Over time your plant will grow into a sizeable bush up to 1m tall and 1m wide.

Fresh blackcurrants are sweeter and juicier than shop bought berries and are best enjoyed straight off the tree.

Overtime as your plant grows you should consider pruning back your blackcurrant bush each autumn. Blackcurrants fruit best on young growth so in the first year concentrate on just removing any weak or crossing branches and then in the following year(s) remove up to a quarter of the oldest branches to make room for new growth.

Problem solving Slow or pale and mottled growth could be a sign that your plant is hungry. Top up with a good dose of well rotted organic matter or blood, fish and bone to encourage healthier growth.

The birds love blackcurrants too so if you find there is not much left after they have finished consider netting your blackcurrants or placing it within a fruit cage for protection.

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