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Blackcurrants and 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.

Plants are available for delivery from late November until late March.


View Ken Muir's Guide To Growing Blackcurrants.


We have now stopped taking orders for bare-rooted blackcurrant bushes for this season.  We will shortly be listing those varieties that we will have available to purchase for delivery in late autumn 2019, we will also have a small range of pot grown blackcurrant bushes which will be ready for despatch in early summer.

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