Baldwin Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant

Description: Baldwin is a mid-season variety that's good for vitamin 'C'. One of the most popular choices until Ben Lomond came along. Produces medium berries with sharp flavour and tough skin, they hang well without splitting. Bushy but fairly compact habit and very suitable for the small garden. Still the best flavoured blackcurrant that taste delicious in pies and jams!

History: Developed in the UK during the 19th Century.

Blackcurrant Growing Tips: Best planted in a sunny position that's sheltered from cold winds and late frosts. Prefer moisture-retentive soils that are well-drained but will tolerate a wide range of soils. When planting in the autumn or spring, cut back all of the shoots after planting. Although it will lose it's first year fruits, it will benefit the bush long term.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: July
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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