Blackcurrant Ben Lomond

Part of our Soft Fruit Collection.
A deliciously sweet variety which is one of the earliest to fruit, producing a wonderfully high yield. Excellent for jams, tarts and summer puddings.

Month Available: October

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: Blue

Suitable For Wildlife: None

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun

Season of Interest: Autumn

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Fruit

Plant Type: Fruit tree

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Mid summer harvest

Height / Spread: 1.5m x 1.5m (5ft x 5ft)

You don't need a dedicated fruit area to grow your own soft fruit, just find a corner of the garden or plant against a fence in your border, and try one or two varieties.

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Various.

Plant Care: Do not prune in year one. In autumn cut back a quarter of two year old stems to the ground.

Care and Time: High - summer

Warning: None

Benefits: High in fibre, vitamins, minerals and anitoxidants, low in fat, carbohydrates and calories, great to grow your own, good for your health and well being.

History: The botanical name for Blueberry is Ribes nigrum.

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