Blackcurrant 'Titania' Bush - Ribes nigrum - 3L Pot

Code: TR0209
Blackcurrant 'Titania' Bush - Ribes nigrum - 3L Pot
Blackcurrant 'Titania' Bush - Ribes nigrum - 3L Pot

The 'Titania' is a heavy cropping modern Swedish variety that ripens mid-season. Its rich tart flavour makes it delicious as a purée with yoghurt or ice cream, or when used in pies, jams or juices. Freezes well. A rich source of vitamin C. Late blooming to avoid spring frosts.

Characteristics
  • Flower Colour: yellow/green
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Harvesting Period: late July - early August
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Self pollinating: yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 5 years
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Requirements
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

Blackcurrants tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.5/5 (2 reviews)

Rating: 2/5

"As above it would have been better in a pot on delivery. The plant was mostly 2 branches with a couple of tiny new growths, there also wasn't much root on the plant at all. I expected more, but accept that I'm not an expert on how developed a plant should be at the time of year it was bought/delivered."

Reviewed Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rating: 5/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Wednesday, 5 November 2014

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