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Blackcurrant - Ben Tirran

Vigorous modern Scottish variety bearing heavy crops of very late ripening currants. Rich tart flavour, delicious as purée with yoghurt or ice cream, or use in pies, jams or juices, freezes well. A rich source of vitamin C. Late-blooming to avoid late spring frosts.

Season: August

Planting Distance: 1.2m (4ft)

Approximate Height: 1.2m (4ft) after 5 years

Currants need a fertile neutral soil to crop well (a pH of 6.0-7.5 is ideal) in full sun.