1ft 'Ben Alder' Blackcurrant Bush | 3L Pot

Code: TR0206
1ft 'Ben Alder' Blackcurrant Bush | 3L Pot

Heavy cropping variety with excellent disease resistance

'Ben Adler' is a very heavy-cropping, modern Scottish variety with late fruiting and excellent disease resistance. The blackcurrants can be used to give a rich tart flavour, and are also delicious as a purée with yoghurt or ice cream. They can even be used in pies, jams or juices. These fruits freeze very well if you would like to keep some for future use. Late-blooming, from July to August.

Variety Information

Harvesting Period July-August
Estimated Time to Best Yields 2 Years
Uses Eating Fresh, Jam-Making, Cooking

Size Information

Supplied As3L Pot
Height on Arrival30cm (1ft)
Planting Distance Unless a variety is a listed as compact 1.5m spacing is necessary.1-1.5m
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.1.5m x 1.5m (5 x 5ft)
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Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
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  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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Our soft fruit plants are carefully checked by our fruit nursery experts prior to despatch to ensure they are up to size and in perfect condition.

Larger orders are packed into specially made, extra thick cardboard boxes with innovative inserts that hold your plants in place to prevent any damage in transit.

Small orders for bare root plants are carefully wrapped and then sent in padded mail bags for delivery in the large letter postal service where there are no larger items capable of causing damage.

Key is to regularly water newly-planted bushes, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing (1-1.5m) between bushes.

With bare root plants, it's important to soak its roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with potted plants it is important to drench the rootball. With bare root plants, dig a hole so as to ensure its first roots are no more than 2 inches below ground level, while with containerised plants, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Blackcurrant plants are extremely easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: blackcurrant plants are native to the UK and will not suffer from frost damage.
  • Position: in the UK, the greatest barrier to successful fruiting is a lack of sunlight, so planting in full sun is recommended. Planting your bush in a sheltered spot will help prevent uprooting and allow it to put more resources into fruiting.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5/5 (6 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Because they appear to be excellent quality"

Reviewed Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Good solid bush packed really well"

Reviewed Friday, 28 August 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Hi the service that i received from primrose was excelant and the plants arrived in first class condition soon after i had orderd them. thanks primrose."

Reviewed Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Rating: 4/5

"Good"

Reviewed Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Rating: 4/5

"Good"

Reviewed Saturday, 17 May 2014

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