Blackcurrant Ben Gairn

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Blackcurrant Ben Gairn is a great variety for both home and allotment growing, because of its disease resistance. Ben Gairn is the only variety resistant to reversion virus, has excellent resistance to foliar diseases so is ideal for organic growers. 
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Size: 40cm bare root stock
Product Code: FRU-124
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Blackcurrant Ben Gairn is a great variety for both home and allotment growing, because of its disease resistance.  Ben Gairn is the only variety resistant to reversion virus, has excellent resistance to foliar diseases so is ideal for organic growers. 

Blackcurrants prefer a rich soil containing plenty of humus and a high nitrogen content. They have the reputation for doing well on slightly heavier soils, but that does not mean that they can be grown on badly-drained clay soils.

Shelter from east winds at the time of blossoming is important because pollinating insects will fly freely only in a sheltered situation. The bushes start to bear fruit in the second year following planting.

If well managed, they should last at least eight years before needing to be replaced. The introduction of new blackcurrant varieties that are heavy yielding and resistant to frost and diseases now makes growing this fruit very worthwhile.

  • Produces medium sized berries of an excellent flavour
  • One of the earliest blackcurrant varieties to fruit, cropping from the end of June until mid-late July
  • Bushes should be planted 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows
  • Ideal for areas where bid bud/reversion is common
  • Bushes will bear fruit the second year following planting
  • Plants are available for delivery from late November until late March
  • Supplied as 40cm bare root stock

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