BLACKCURRANT - RIBES NIGRUM

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Common Name: Blackcurrant

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Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Ribes
Species: nigrum

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7
Height: 3 to 4 ft
Width: 3 to 4 ft

Description:​ This small, woody shrub is primarily grown for fruit production. Organically rich, well-drained soil is best, as well as full sun to partial shade. Pruning may be needed. It is suggested to remove stems older than two years to enhance plant health and food production. Plants usually reach their fruit-bearing potential in 4-5 years. 

References:
"Ribes nigrum 'Ben Sarek'". Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.as.... Accessed 19 May 2018. 

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