Ribes nigrum 'Ben Tirran'
This late flowering variety of Blackcurrant means its flowers are unlikely to get damaged by frosts and ensures a reliable crop of fruit. The fruit also ripens later, allowing for a longer season of harvest. The glossy, black fruits have a rich, tart flavour, perfect for pies and preserves. Deciduous shrub with a compact, upright habit.
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