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Black Consort Currant

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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
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 And Juicy
Texture Crisp, Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4-5' tall x 3-6' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 4-6' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination Requirements

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow currant plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

You don't pay until it ships.

We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location. That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year. Order now and your credit card won't be charged until your climate is suitable for planting success and your order is shipped.

Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of DE, ME, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NC, OH, RI, VA, and WV.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I have red currants and yellow. But no black. I have had black currant juice and would love to grow them for this reason.
MARY K on Feb 3, 2016
I have red currants and yellow. But no black. I have had black currant juice and would love to grow them for this reason.
MARY K on Feb 3, 2016
Are they resistant to Blister rot?
Haley T on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this variety exhibits resistance to the White Pine Blister Rust fungus.

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I ordered 2 of these currants in 2014. The plants received were much larger than I expected and grew beautifully over the summer. The following summer (2015) I got a beautiful crop of plump currants even though the poor things were a bit over crowded -- the 4-6 foot spacing recommendation is not a joke! I have since removed other plants around them to give these guys some elbow room and am looking forward to another crop this summer. The berries make a delightful jam!
January 1, 2016
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