RIBES nigrum BLACKCURRANT Ben Connan
Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Connan is a very popular early fruiting variety. Exceptionally large and glossy black currants that have superb rich flavour. Neat compact grower bearing fruit on medium length sprigs making them easy to pick. Heavy cropper – usually out yields all other varieties in trials, branches are often weighted down with fruit, but return to upright position after harvest. Resistant to mildew, leaf spot and highly resistant to leaf-curling midge. Very frost tolerant, so ideal for growing in colder climes! Perfect variety where space is at a premium.
- Self fertile
- Planting distance: 1.5m apart in rows 2m apart
- Height & spread:1.2m 1.2m
- Crops: Early 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 and March and will be available to pre-order from late summer. Please bear in mind that full payment will be taken at time of ordering. The season may be extended into April if the weather allows.
Please Note: We do not part-deliver orders, so if an order contains a pre-order product, it will be held until all the items are available to dispatch.