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Blackcurrant plant Ben Sarek (Ribes nigrum)

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Our Ben Sarek Blackcurrant plants have been organically grown on our farm and are now available to purchase, why not grow your own? A deciduous shrub producing bunches of dark purple edible berries in mid-summer.

The Blackcurrant plant you purchase will be dug out of our organic field on our farm, placed into a pot and shipped in careful packaging. Plant shown is indicative of product, size of plants 30-50cm. All photos from our farm fields.

Product Description

Blackcurrant plants are easy and rewarding to grow, are very hardy and do not generally suffer from any pest and disease. We offer organic Blackcurrant plants from our farm, which are well suited to UK climates, being incredibly hardy and resistant to colder temperatures. Blackcurrants prefer a sunny site with well-drained but moisture-retentive soil, but will cope in most other soil conditions and tolerate light shade. Plants will reach a mature height and spread of 1.5m. Our plants are 2-3 years old.

The bushes are self-fertile and insignificant yellow-green flowers are produced in clusters in spring. The abundant summer harvest of richly flavoured, tangy currants can be eaten fresh, added to smoothies or breakfast cereals, or cooked as desserts and jams.

Planting Notes


Blackcurrants fruit best full sun, but will still do well in light shade. Before planting, clear the area of perennial weeds and dig in a generous amount of well-rotted manure or garden compost. This is particularly important if you have light soil, to improve its ability to retain moisture. You can also add a balanced fertiliser.

Soil Type

Blackcurrants prefer well-drained but moisture-retentive soil, although they will cope in most other soil conditions

Growing tips/onward care.

Water newly planted blackcurrants regularly, once well established, blackcurrants generally only need watering in dry spells. Mulch annually and apply a general purpose fertiliser in spring. A mulch of well-composted organic matter will help retain moisture and improve soil conditions.