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 Consort is a captivating and versatile fruit-bearing shrub that is highly regarded for its rich, tangy berries and ornamental value. This deciduous plant belongs to the Ribes family and typically grows to a height of 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters), with a spread of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters). Its compact, upright growth habit and lush green foliage make it an excellent addition to any garden or landscape.

The Black Currant Consort produces clusters of small, dark purple to black berries that are bursting with a unique and intense flavor. These berries are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and other beneficial nutrients, making them a popular choice for culinary uses such as jams, jellies, desserts, and juices. Additionally, the attractive fruits can also be enjoyed fresh, offering a delightful burst of tartness.

Planting Zone Information:

The Black Currant Consort thrives in temperate climates and is best suited for USDA hardiness zones 3 to 7. It prefers cooler regions with cold winters and moderate summers, where it can experience a period of dormancy. This plant is native to Europe and widely cultivated in North America.

Growing Guide:

  1. Location: Choose a planting location that receives full or partial sunlight (at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day) and has well-draining soil. Avoid areas with excessive heat or prolonged exposure to strong winds.
  2. Soil Preparation: Black Currant Consorts prefer fertile, moist, and slightly acidic soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 7.0. Prior to planting, enrich the soil with organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve its moisture retention and nutrient content.
  3. Planting: Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of the 4″ pot. Gently remove the plant from the pot, being careful not to disturb the roots excessively. Place the plant in the hole, making sure that the soil level matches the level of the pot. Backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently around the roots.
  4. Watering: After planting, thoroughly water the Black Currant Consort to settle the soil and encourage root establishment. Water the plant regularly, aiming for a consistent level of moisture, particularly during dry spells. However, avoid waterlogging the soil, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot.
  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or straw, around the base of the plant to conserve moisture, suppress weed growth, and regulate soil temperature. Ensure that the mulch does not come into direct contact with the stem to prevent rot.
  6. Pruning: Prune the Black Currant Consort during late winter or early spring, when the plant is dormant. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased wood, as well as crowded branches to promote air circulation. This will help maintain the plant’s shape, enhance fruit production, and prevent the spread of diseases.
  7. Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced organic fertilizer in early spring, just before new growth appears. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates. Avoid excessive fertilization, as it can lead to vigorous vegetative growth at the expense of fruit production.
  8. Pollination: Black Currant Consorts are self-fertile, meaning they can produce fruit without cross-pollination. However, planting multiple varieties nearby can enhance pollination and potentially increase yield.

With proper care and maintenance, the Black Currant Consort will reward you with abundant harvests of delectable berries for many years to come. Enjoy the process of growing this versatile shrub and savor the unique flavors it offers.

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Description

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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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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