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Ribes nigrum ‘Jostaberry blackcurrant’

Blackcurrant

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & July
  • Height1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourBrownish red green
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Ribes nigrum ‘Jostaberry blackcurrant’ (Blackcurrant). This variety will produce a heavy crop, which is also resistant to mildew.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Fruit

Other common names

Currant

Origin

Britain and Siberia

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need moist, rich soil with full sun to semi-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot, honey fungus and aphids may attack foliage.

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