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20-30cm Big Ben' Blackcurrant Bush | Bare Root

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Delicious huge fruits

Big Ben’ is a great blackcurrant with many good qualities but one very special feature. The fruits are huge, far far larger than the fruits of other blackcurrants. Most blackcurrant berries weigh in at about 1.1g, but the average weight for a ‘Big Ben’ berry is 2.9g – that’s almost three times the size. The result is that each mature plant can produce 4.5kg (10lb) of fruit ripening about eight to ten days before the well known ‘Ben Lomond’. The fruit itself is delicious with a good, sharp flavour and is packed full of vitamin c. The fruits ripen around midsummer and the plant will thrive in a good sunny spot with moderately well drained soil.

Variety Information

  • Harvesting Period: July-August
  • Estimated Time to Best Yields: 2 Years
  • Uses: Eating Fresh, Jam-Making, Cooking
  • Supplied As: Bare Root
  • Height on Arrival: 30cm (1ft)
  • Planting Distance: 1-1.5m
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 1.5m x 1.5m (5 x 5ft)
More Information
Harvesting Period Mid Season Fruit Trees
Common Name Blackcurrant
Features Fruiting Plants For Shade
Harvest Month July, August
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Species Black Currant Bushes, Soft Fruit Plants
Time To Cropping 1 Year
Type Blackcurrant
Uses Fruiting Plants Suitable For Eating Fresh
Foliage Colour Green
Pollination Group Group 3-4, Self-Fertile
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Supplied As Bare Root
Supplied As Bare Root
Type Soft Fruit Plants