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Big Ben Blackcurrant Bush Soft Fruit
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'Big Ben' Blackcurrant Bush Soft Fruit
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Big Ben Blackcurrant Bush

SKU: FRU0091

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Produces fruit almost 3x the size of other varieties
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The Highlights

    • Produces fruits that are almost 3 times the size of other blackcurrants
    • An outstanding early season variety
    • Developed especially for the fresh market, it has soft shiny skin and is extremely sweet - especially when eaten freshly picked
    • Develops with a slightly arching habit making the fruit easier to pick and able to be wire-trained if desired
    • Resistant to powdery mildew and leaf spot
    • High yielding and winner of RHS Award of Garden Merit 

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Supplied as:

A bare root plant

Height on arrival:

50-80cm inc. roots

Eventual height:

1.5m (5ft)

Eventual spread:

1.5m (5ft)

Tasting notes:

Extremely sweet flavour

Time to first crop:

2 years

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
Does not require protection from frost

Self fertile:

Self Fertile

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Care Guide

Water during dry spells

Water blackcurrants during dry periods in the growing seasonMORE

Full sun

Position in Full Sun (6h+)MORE

Well drained soil

Blackcurrants will tolerate a wide range of soils, but prefer moisture retentive fertile soils that are well-drainedMORE

Prune from autumn to winter

Prune blackcurrants from late autumn to late winter when they're dormantMORE