BLACKCURRANT Ben Hope

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Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Hope is a vigorous and upright-growing bush variety producing consistently high yields of medium sized currants with good sensory qualities.

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RIBES nigrum Ben Hope Blackcurrant Bushes for Sale

Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Hope is a vigorous and upright-growing bush variety producing consistently high yields of medium sized currants with good sensory qualities. The currants are high in quality and hang on long strigs. Ben Hope has a high level of resistance to gall mite and good resistance to both mildew, leaf spot and big bud. Particularly suitable for growing organically. Eventual height and spread: 1½m (5ft). Cropping season: July/August (approximately 10 days later than Ben Lomond). Self fertile. This product is supplied in a 3L pot but is not necessarily pot grown.

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.

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Product Type

3L, Bare Root

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