Black Currant Consort in 3.5 inch pot. Nicely rooted plant. You choose amount! Do not order in extreme temperatures, hot or cold.

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The black currant (Ribes nigrum) is a remarkable fruit cherished for its unique combination of tangy-sweet flavor and powerful health benefits. These small, dark berries are not only a delight for the taste buds but also a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. With their deep purple-black hue and distinctive aroma, black currants have become a sought-after addition to gardens and culinary creations alike.

 

A handsome fruiting hedge. Medium-sized fruit forms in clusters on this compact, upright bush. Fruit is high in vitamin C and can be eaten fresh, but is traditionally used for prized and popular preserves. Also ideal for juicing, wine, and fruit liqueurs. Plant tolerates shade. Cold-hardy. Ripens in June or July. Self-pollinating.

  • Bloom Color White
  • Chill Hours 800
  • Fruit Color Black
  • Fruit Size Medium
  • Pollination Self-Pollinating
  • Ripens/Harvest June/july
  • Shade/Sun Partial Shade – Full Sun
  • Soil Composition Loamy
  • Soil Moisture Well Drained – Average Moistness
  • Soil pH Level 6.2 – 6.5
  • Taste Sweet
  • Texture Crisp, Firm
  • Years to Bear 2 – 3
  • Zone Range 4 – 8
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Description

Planting Zone Information: Black currants thrive in cooler climates and are well-suited for planting in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 7. They are ideally cultivated in areas where they can experience a period of winter chill to promote healthy fruiting.

Growing Guide: Planting Black Currant from a 4″ Pot into the Ground

Follow these simple steps to successfully transplant a black currant plant from a 4″ pot into the ground:

1. Choose the Right Location: Select a planting site that receives partial to full sunlight. Black currants appreciate well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (around 5.5 to 7.0). Ensure good air circulation to prevent the development of fungal diseases.

2. Prepare the Soil: Amend the soil with organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve its texture and fertility. Remove any weeds, rocks, or debris from the planting area.

3. Dig a Hole: Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of the black currant plant. Make sure the hole is deep enough to accommodate the plant at the same level it was growing in the pot.

4. Remove the Plant from the Pot: Gently remove the black currant plant from the 4″ pot, taking care not to disturb the roots. If the roots are circling around the root ball, gently tease them apart to encourage outward growth.

5. Place and Backfill: Position the plant in the center of the hole and backfill with soil, patting it down gently to eliminate air pockets. Water the plant thoroughly to help settle the soil around the roots.

6. Mulch and Water: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as straw or wood chips, around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weed growth. Water the newly planted black currant deeply to ensure the roots receive adequate moisture.

7. Care and Maintenance:

  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season and when the plant is setting fruit. Avoid waterlogged conditions.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring before new growth begins, following the recommended dosage on the product label.
  • Pruning: Prune the black currant plant during the dormant season to encourage air circulation and remove dead or diseased branches.
  • Pest and Disease Management: Monitor the plant for signs of pests or diseases, and take appropriate measures to address any issues promptly.

8. Harvesting: Black currants typically ripen in mid-summer. Harvest the berries when they are fully black, plump, and easily detach from the stem. The berries can be used in a variety of culinary creations, from jams and desserts to beverages and sauces.

By following these planting and care instructions, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of delicious and nutritious black currants, adding both beauty and flavor to your garden and table.

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Plants from Daylily Nursery are guaranteed to arrive healthy and green. If you have any concerns or are dissatisfied within the first five days of receiving your plants, please email or call our office so that we can help make it right! Plants require proper care and nourishment to adapt to their new surroundings. Unfortunately, if your plants have received less-than-ideal care or were purchased for planting outside of your recommended growing zone, your purchase isn’t covered by our guarantee. Zone recommendations are provided in our listings.
Exercise caution and use your best judgment before ordering during unusually hot or cold weather (below 32 degrees F, or in excess of 95F for shipping purposes), as these extremes may leave your plant vulnerable to damage. The optimal time for planting for most of our material is in mid to late spring, past the danger of hard frost. This allows your plants the longest possible growing season. Summer and very early fall are also suitable, as long as your plant is placed in optimal conditions and receives adequate water during the hotter, dryer periods of the summer. Late fall and winter are very risky in most areas, as our plant material ships from cozy greenhouses and will struggle adapting to very cold or frozen soil, or abrupt changes in temperature. This can easily cause damage, stunting, or failure to thrive. When in doubt about suitable planting times or zone compatible plants for your area, reach out to your local Agricultural Extension Office.
If issues with your plants arise within the first 30 days of receipt, please email or call our office. Our knowledgeable staff will review your concerns and provide guidance and troubleshooting, or a one-time replacement if necessary. The customer assumes responsibility for the cost of shipping the replacement. Happy Planting!

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