Ben Lomond Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant

Description: Ben Lomond is a mid-late season variety that has good frost resistance and is heavy yeilding. Produces large fruits that are good quality, trusses short. Delicious sweet flavour of juicy edible berries. Flowers later than others. Some mildew resistance. An upright, compact, strong grower – ideal for the small gardens!

History: Developed in Scotland by the Scottish Crop Research Institute.

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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