Pick N Eat – Black Currant

A small deciduous shrub often used as a small hedge around vegetable gardens.  The fruits contain high amounts of Vitamin C and E.

NAME Black Currant
BOTANICAL NAME Ribes nigrum
KEY FEATURES This plant produces clusters of juicy, strong-flavoured black berries during summer.
The fruit can be eaten fresh, used in jams, candies or liqueurs.
GROWING CONDITIONS Prefers organic matter in full sun.
PLANT CARE Mulch to retain soil moisture and water to keep the soil cool.
Prune heavily during winter to remove older and less productive wood.
Leave shoots of approx 10cm to bear the following seasons crop.
Full Sun water mulch
Full Sun Height to 1.5m Keep moist Mulch well
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