Ribes nigrum 'Ben Connan'PBR
Blackcurrant 'Ben Connan' - 3 litres
Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant) 'Ben Connan' is a first class compact variety producing heavy crops of large, richly flavoured currants on short trusses, ripening in mid-July. Noted for good disease resistance and tolerance of frost, which makes it an excellent good choice for cold areas.
Height and spread around 1.2m (4ft). Plant 1.5m apart in well-drained fertile soil, rich in organic matter, in sun or partial shade, sheltered from cold, drying winds. Prune annually in winter or after fruiting, cutting a few of the older fruited branches down to the ground. Apply a dressing of Fish, blood and bone and mulch in spring.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
British nursery grown.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Ribes nigrum|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Blackcurrant 'Ben Connan'|
|Plant breeders' rights code||'Ben Connan'|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||1.1m - 1.5m|
|Ultimate spread||1.1m - 1.5m|