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Blackcurrant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ribes nigrum

 

Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant is a deciduous shrub that flowers in Spring & in Summer produces lots of dark black edible currants.. Long stems grow from the plant base, and each branch requires pruning after ageing to a few years old. Blackcurrants are self-fertile, which means you do not need to grow more than one bush in order for fruit to be produced.

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plant Features
  • Blackcurrant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Blackcurrant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Blackcurrant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Blackcurrant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Blackcurrant

Latin name

Ribes nigrum

type

Fruiting Plant

family

Grossulariaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Blackcurrant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Blackcurrant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Blackcurrant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Blackcurrant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Blackcurrant is 1.20meters x 1.30meters 1.20 M 1.30 M

Ribes nigrum

Blackcurrant is a deciduous shrub that flowers in Spring & in Summer produces lots of dark black edible currants.. Long stems grow from the plant base, and each branch requires pruning after ageing to a few years old. Blackcurrants are self-fertile, which means you do not need to grow more than one bush in order for fruit to be produced.


Planting outdoors

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant bare rooted plants asap after you receive in Autumn. Dig a hole twice the size of the spreaded roots, and mix well rotted compost with the soil, and plant the bush at the same depth, or a little lower. Firm in well, and mulch with compost.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Autumn TO Late Winter

Take hardwood cuttings of up to 3cm from this years growth, making a clean from above a shoot and remove any soft growth. Nearly fill a container with fine grit at the bottom, to enable free draining, and a suitable compost. Place the cutting, having dipped he end in a rooting compound first, with a third of the cutting showing.

 
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