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blackcurrant 'Ben Connan'
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 Connan' is a culinary cultivar with large fruit of excellent flavour on medium long strigs. It produces heavy crops early in the season and has a compact habit
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
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow as a multi-stemmed bush in a soil enriched with well-rotted manure or compost. Tolerates a range of soils including slightly alkaline ones. Add a balanced general fertiliser and additional nitrogen in spring
propagate by hardwood cuttings in the dormant season
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Prune blackcurrants when dormant ? from late autumn to late winter. Fruit forms on young wood, so when pruning aim to remove older wood, leaving the young shoots
Pests Blackcurrants are susceptible to gall mites, gall midges, scale insects, aphids and reversion
Has resistance to American gooseberry mildew
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