Black CurrantRibes nigrum: 3-5’ high x 3-5’ wide / full sun to part shade / zone 4

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Product Description

Black currants lend a wonderful tangy flavour to preserves of all sorts, and are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants.  Some pruning is required for maximum yields, but left to itself it will still produce well.  We like to freeze them and use them in smoothies.  This is a productive and low-maintenance shrub that deserves to be much more widely planted.

‘Ben Conan’ – A natural dwarf, growing to 3′ high, producing masses of large, black berries that make a delicious jam.

‘Ben Sarek’ – Introduced from Scotland, this hardy shrub produces large crops of big, juicy berries on a 4′ bush.

‘Titania’ – Large, juicy berries with rich, mild flavour.  One of the most popular varieties for commercial production.

Price: $16