BLACKCURRANT Ben Tirran

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Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Tirran is a late flowering variety that is vigorous and has a compact growth habit.

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RIBES nigrum BLACKCURRANT Ben Tirran

Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Tirran is a late flowering variety that is vigorous and has a compact growth habit. It produces consistently heavy crops of very late ripening currants – excellent for extending the season, it also ensures that this variety has good resistance to frost. The attractive glossy fruit has a rich tart flavour and is probably best used in preserves and pies although it can be eaten fresh when newly picked – it also freezes well. Eventual height and spread: 1½m (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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