Ben Connan ® Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant

Description: Ben Connan is an early to mid-season variety that produces large black, glossy berries on short trusses. Superb rich flavour! A heavy cropper, compact in habit and easy to grow. Good frost, pest and disease resistance. An ideal variety to grow in colder climates.

History: Developed in Scotland by the Scottish Crop Research Institute in 1993. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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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