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blackcurrant 'Ben Connan'

blackcurrant

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blackcurrant 'Ben Connan'

blackcurrant

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A small to medium sized shrub that shows good resistance to mildew and is very frost tolerant, so excellent for growing in colder areas. It produces exceptionally large fruit that have a superb rich flavour from mid-July, and an established plant produce up to 3.6kg (8lb). A very popular variety.

  • Garden care: Blackcurrants can be planted from October to March, preferably in the autumn when the soil is still warm. Prepare the ground well before planting by removing all weeds and incorporate plenty of well-rotted manure into the area. Once planted, apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring, as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the plants to protect the currants from birds.