Ribes nigrum 'Ben Sarek'
Perfect for smaller gardens due to its neat, compact habit, but still capable of producing a large crop of glossy, black currants of excellent flavour ready for harvesting mid July. The fruit is ideal jams, pies or freezing, and it packed with Vitamin C. Branches may need some support due to heavy crops.
Plant into any average garden soil, avoiding wet areas. Can be grown in patio containers. Prune any weak shoots to ground level in spring and feed with a good general fertiliser.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
Full Sun Part Shade
April - May