Ribes nigrum - black currant
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A small, hardy attractive, woody shrub that produces between 8 to 30 flowers along its branches that are followed by clusters of small, glossy black berries that are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and minerals. Blackcurrants can be eaten raw and have a sweet to tart flavour but are usually used in pies, jams, preserves and syrups.

Size — 140 MM
Growth Height — 1.5
Frost Tolerant
Fruiting Period — Summer
Flowering Period — Spring
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Watering needs

Keep soil moist but not wet.

Pruning Advice

It's important to prune blackcurrent heavily in winter. Remove all old wood leaving 10cm shoots to bear the following crop.