Blackcurrant Ben Connan
A very popular early fruiting variety. Exceptionally large and glossy black currants that have a superb rich flavour. Neat compact grower bearing fruit on medium length strings making them easy to pick. Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Connan is a very popular early fruiting variety. Exceptionally large and glossy black currants. Neat compact grower bearing fruit on medium length strigs making them easy to pick. Heavy cropper and usually out-yields all other varieties in trials, branches are often weighted down with fruit, but return to upright position after harvest. Resistant to mildew, leaf spot and highly resistant to leaf-curling midge. Very frost tolerant, so ideal for growing in colder climes! Perfect variety where space is at a premium.
Plant Type: Plants/Soft Fruit
Hardiness: H5: Hardy - Cold Winter (-15C to -10C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): W 1.2m (at maturity)
Pot Size: 3L
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
RHS Plants for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Flower Beds & Borders
Season of Interest: Summer
Flowering (from - to): April, May
Sowing / Planting (from - to): year round
Typically Available (from - to): year round
After planting, prune all stems back to 5cm (2in) above the ground. In later years, remove about 25% of the stems to encourage new growth from the base. Mulch yearly with well rotted compost or manure to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Water well in dry periods and apply a growmore type fertiliser in the spring.
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