BLACKCURRANT Baldwin

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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.

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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.

Planting:

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.

After Care:

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.

Additional information

Product Type

3L, Bare Root

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