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A thornless hybrid cross of a blackcurrant and gooseberry.  Combines the large fruit from a gooseberry and unique taste and vitamin content of a blackcurrant - very nutricious!  Very vigorous, upright bush producing reliable heavy crops of large shiny black berries - double the size of normal blackcurrants. Flavour is good and berries are rich in Vitamin C - excellent for preserves.  Very resistant to mildew but will require protection against frost.  Resistant to big bud and foliar diseases.

Plant details

Item Number: 415179

  • Suitable For: Beds

Pruning is best undertaken in the early spring just as the plant breaks into growth. We would recommend pruning kept to a minimum in order to maximise fruit yield. 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.


In depth plant information

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Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Summer
Evergreen No
Fragrant flowers No

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam
Light exposure Full Sun

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