BEN SAREK BLACK CURRANT Ribes nigrum 'Ben Sarek'

Black Currant

Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 2 / Full sun

Height: 3 ft - 4ft

Spread: 3 ft- 4ft

Foliage Colour: Blue-green

Fall Foliage: Yellow

Growth Habit:  Compact, Rounded

Flower Colour: Pale green

Bloom Time: Spring

Fruit: Clusters of black berries that are rich in colour and nutrients.

Harvest: Mid-summer

Key Features: Attracts Birds and Butterflies, Compact Size Ben Sarek Black currant is a compact  bush. The dark fruit have the distinctive black currant flavour. 

Uses: Jelly, baking, preserves


Planting Instructions: 

-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.

-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.

-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.

-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil.  Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.

-Remove tags and labels.

-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.

-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.





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