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blackcurrant 'Ben Lomond'
Ribes can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries
'Ben Lomond' is a blackcurrant for culinary or dessert use, to 1.5m in height. Flowers insignificant, pale green; fruit black, mid to late season
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow as a stooled bush. Mulch with well rotted manure or compost. Add a general fertilizer and additional nitrogen if necessary
Propagate by hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Renewal pruning in the dormant season
Pests Can get gall mites, gall midges, scale insects and aphids and reversion
Moderately susceptible to powdery mildews
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