This fruit was produced by crossing a blackcurrant x gooseberry hybrid with a blackcurrant x R. divaricatum hybrid and is a great improvement on the Worcesterberry. The bush is vigorous, upright and thornless and is resistant to American gooseberry mildew, blackcurrant leafspot and blackcurrant gall mite. The flowers unless protected, are easily damaged by severe frosts in spring. The berries resemble a large blackcurrant, but are about twice their size, having a pleasant flavour, slightly different from both the blackcurrant and the gooseberry. The yield is heavy.
Available for despatch late November - late March.
Please note - We strongly recommend the use of rootgrow™ when planting to encourage strong root growth and aid establishment.
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Orders to the Scottish Highlands, Offshore Islands, Northern Ireland & Eire
If you wish to place a small order for bare-rooted canes (for instance up to 3 currants or gooseberries, 15 raspberry canes, or one small potted plant such as a blueberry) to the Scottish Highlands, Offshore Islands, Northern Ireland or Eire, please call us on 01255 830181 before placing your order as we may be able to reduce the carriage charge according to the weight and size of your order.
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