RIBES nigrum BLACKCURRANT Ben Alder
Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Alder is a very high yielding mid-season variety. It is widely grown commercially for juice production due to very high yield & content of Vitamin C. The currants are small, and ripe fruit will only hang on the bush for a limited time but the fruit quality is excellent with high colour stability. High level of disease resistance, particularly to foliar problems. Late flowering and so escapes the late spring frosts. Fairly vigorous upright growth habit.
Plant 1.5m apart in rows 2m apart.
Height & Spread: 1.1m x 1.1m
Cropping season: late July
3 litre stock will be supplied pot grown during the Summer & early Autumn, thereafter the plants could be fresh potted. Please enquire for clarification.
Bare root stock is available for dispatch between November & late March. Orders can be placed in advance, just bear in mind that payment will be taken in full at time of ordering.