Currants, whether they're white, pink, red or black, are extremely versatile and can be used in jams, jellies, summer puddings, pies or for decorating cakes. They freeze well, which means you can make the most of your bumper crops of these juicy fruits. You'll receive healthy bareroot plants that will quickly establish in your garden and give you a great harvest for many years to come.
Blackcurrant 'Ben Connan'
This heavy cropping small bush variety produces large, glossy black fruits with a superb rich flavour. Blackcurrant ‘Ben Connan’ is early cropping, from the beginning of July, and continues to produce fruit over a long cropping period. From the second season onwards each plant will produce over 3.5kg (over 7lb) of fruit and will keep producing for up to 10 years. With excellent midew resistance and good frost tolerance, this RHS AGM variety really has it all! Height and spread: 120cm (47”).
We supply established, healthy 1-year old bareroot pre-pruned plants which will quickly establish once planted.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 16-20 months (4-8 months for premium bareroot or 3L potted plant)
Ribes nigrum, Ribes rubrum
Currants have a long cropping season, freeze well and are perfect for pies and jams. We supply healthy, 1 year old bare root plants, which are pruned already and will quickly establish once planted. From the second season onwards each plant will produce over 3.5kg (over 7lb) of fruit and will keep producing for up to 10 years. Height and spread: 120cm (48”).
Collection comprises 1 plant each of:
Ribes, JostaberryCustomer Rating
This unusual fruit bush is the result of a cross between a blackcurrant and a gooseberry which has produced a soft fruit with a delicious blackcurrant flavour. The leaves of Casseille look like those of a gooseberry whilst the fruit look like large blackcurrants. Each thornless bush is capable of producing several kilos of fruit with a very sweet taste and a hint of tartness. These very fragrant fruits, rich in Vitamin C, make the ideal addition to a fresh fruit salad or a summer puddings. Casseille bushed are self fertile and the berries can be harvested from mid July. Height and spread: 2m (6’, 6”).
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.