Ribes Nigrum Ben Lomond

 

Ribes Nigrum Ben Lomond, Blackcurrant. Deciduous culinary blackcurrant with fruit that has a high Vitamin c content. High yielding currant with large shiny black berries, that ripen in trailing bunches. Produces an densely branching upright bush. Fruits are ideal for cooking and can be frozen.

 

Plant in slightly acidic moist well drained soil. Full sun / Light shade, Hardy.

 

General Fruit Tree & Fruit Planting and care

  • Water the Fruit or Fruit tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If planting the Fruit or Fruit Tree in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot
  • If using a stake position the Fruit Tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well.
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps.
  • Water the Fruit thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.