Ben Sarek ® Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant

Description: Ben Sarek is an early season variety that produces large acid flavour berries on short strigs. Small, compact heavy cropper making it suitable for the smaller garden. Some frost and mildew resistance although it does need some support whilst in crop to prevent sprawling. Perfect for eating fresh or in jams, jellies and pies.

History: Developed in Scotland in 1980

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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