Ben Sarek Black Currant Plant

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This small, compact bush is so productive its branches are commonly borne down under the weight of the crop. Berries are extremely large, and very rich in Vitamin C. Grows to 3-4' and is resistant to mildew. Ben Sarek is also frost-tolerant, particularly at the all-important blossom time. Plant 3' apart. Ripens in July. Can’t ship to DE, MA, ME, MT, NC, NJ, NH, OH, VT or WV.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Ripens In July
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.8
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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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!

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