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Blackcurrant 'Ebony'

Ribes nigrum

Hardy Shrub

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The sweetest blackcurrant ever! This outstanding dessert variety is so exceptionally sweet that it can be eaten straight from the bush when fully ripe. Heavy crops of large, firm currants - each one up to twice the size of a normal blackcurrant - are produced for harvesting from early to mid July. The bushy plants have a slightly open, spreading habit which makes harvesting so easy. This rewarding variety is easy to grow and has excellent mildew resistance.Height and spread: 120cm (47”).

We supply established, healthy 1-year old bareroot pre-pruned plants which will quickly establish once planted. Cordon - Ideal for small gardens as they take up little space planted against walls and fences. Each tree becomes a trunk with short side branches on which fruit forms.


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 16-20 months (4-8 months for cordon plant)
Estimated time to best yields: 16-20 months.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 cordon blackcurrant plant

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    • Despatch:
    • £16.99
    • Out of stock
    • 1 bareroot blackcurrant plant

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    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
    • £11.99
    • 1 x 3 litre potted blackcurrant plant

    • HALF PRICE  
    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • £22.99 £11.49
    • 2 bareroot blackcurrant plants + 1 FREE

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    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
    • £23.98
Blackcurrants prefer a position in full sun but will tolerate semi shade. Shelter from cold winds and late spring frosts as these conditions may damage the flowers, and reduce the yield of fruit later in the year. Grow blackcurrants in rich, moist, well drained soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure into the ground prior to planting. Plant blackcurrant bushes between late autumn and spring, at a distance of 1.5m (5') apart and a depth of 5cm (2") lower than the soil mark on the stem. Planting blackcurrants slightly deep will encourage the production of extra stems from below ground level.

After planting, reduce the stems to 2 buds above ground level to promote sturdy new growth. Keep blackcurrant plants well watered during dry periods, particularly as the fruits are developing. Netting the bushes will help to protect the currants from birds. Blackcurrants can be harvested from July.


After the first season, prune out any thin or weak shoots. In the following years prune out any damaged or weak shoots before removing 20% of the remaining stems to create an open bush, and encourage fresh new shoots to develop. Culinary note: Blackcurrants are delicious when eaten fresh in a fruit salad or added to a colourful and tasty summer pudding. Suitable for freezing.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Bareroot Ebony

    By Tatiana Yuldasheva 24-07-2011

    Just received my order of 3 bareroot plants. All had strong stems and roots as described, were carefully wraped. Roots were not damaged.

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