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
Plant Type: Fruit tree
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
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.