Ribes nigrum ‘Ben Nevis’
Blackcurrant ‘Ben Nevis’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Ben Nevis’ _ ‘Ben Nevis’ is an upright, vigorous, deciduous shrub grown for culinary or dessert use. Heavy crops of black fruit form from insignificant flowers in mid to late summer.
Insignificant or absent in Summer
Dark-green in Summer
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Aphids , Gall midges , Gall mites
This cultivar is resistant to powdery mildew.
Pruning is required to produce a stooled bush.
WHERE TO GROW
Ribes nigrum ‘Ben Nevis’ (Blackcurrant ‘Ben Nevis’) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 2-5 years.
Easy to grow in most soils but not that are too acid or alkaline. Add compost or well-rotted manure and a general fertilizer. Frost tolerant.
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
North, South, East, West