RIBES nigrum BLACKCURRANT Baldwin
Long established mid season variety. High yields of exceptionally large glossy fruit that hangs in heavy clusters. The currants are rich in Vitamin C and hang well without splitting. The fruit freezes well and is ideal for pies and jams. Resistant to mildew and leaf curling midge. Compact bush. Eventual height: 1.2m (4ft). Eventual spread: 1½ (5ft). Cropping season: late July. Self fertile.
3 litre stock will be supplied pot grown where possible.
Bare root stock is available for dispatch between late October & late March. Orders can be placed in advance at any time, just bear in mind that payment will be taken in full at time of ordering.
Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows 2m (6ft) apart.
Plant in a sheltered frost-free spot in a slightly acid, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix and organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.
Best fruit is produced on previous year’s branches. Cut back all shoots to within 2-3 buds of soil level after planting. In the third year cut weak and damaged shoots. From year 3 cut back third of the older branches. Apply a general fertilizer in spring.