10% Off Blackcurrants & Jostaberry
Blackcurrants prefer a rich soil containing plenty of humus and a high nitrogen content. They have the reputation for doing well on slightly heavier soils, but that does not mean that they can be grown on badly-drained clay soils. Shelter from east winds at the time of blossoming is important because pollinating insects will fly freely only in a sheltered situation. The bushes start to bear fruit in the second year following planting. If well managed, they should last at least eight years before needing to be replaced. The introduction of new blackcurrant varieties that are heavy yielding and resistant to frost and diseases now makes growing this fruit very worthwhile.
Bushes should be planted 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows. Ben Connan and Ben Sarek can be planted as close as 1.2m (4ft) apart.
Bare-rooted plants are available for delivery until March.
Blackcurrant 'Ben Hope'*
Excellent disease resistance, good for organic growers.