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Blackcurrant 'Ben Lomond' Ribes nigrum

Blackcurrant 'Ben Lomond' Ribes nigrum

Stuart McIntyre

Regular price £12.00 Sale

Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Lomond is an upright strong grower with a compact habit which makes it ideal for growing in small gardens or containers.

A reliable cropper of very large fruit of high quality that have an excellent sweet flavour and are full of antioxidants, Vitamin C and minerals. The fruit is produced in heavy clusters on short strigs allowing for easy picking.

The currants freeze well and are idea for all purposes. Frost resistant due to late flowering. Resistant to mildew. Highly recommended variety.

Characteristics

Species - nigrum
Variety - Ben Lomond
Cropping Season - Mid to late July
Planting Distance - 1.2m (4ft)

Height - 1.5
m
Spread - 1.5m

Grow against a fence or wall for support in well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.

When planting ensure the root ball is moist before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root ball or pot. Mix soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established. Fruit is produced on the previous year's stems. Tie in the new shoot - these will flower and fruit in the second year. Cut away the older stems and replace them with new vigorous shoots. Cut back damaged shoots in late winter and apply a general fertiliser.

Your plants will be picked and packed carefully to ensure they arrive to your door alive and fresh. Please unpack orders as soon as possible.

During the "Available Season - March to August" we aim to deliver all orders between Tuesday and Friday. According to our stock availability orders might be placed on hold until plants are in a suitable condition to be sent or in case you have placed an order out of Available Season. We will keep you informed via email about a delivery date.

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