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currant collection

1 collection £23.97 £15.98
1 collection £23.97 £15.98
Grown for their edible fruits, which appear without the need of a pollination partner, these deciduous shrubs make productive additions to the kitchen garden or allotment. Tolerant of partial shade, they will however bear a bigger crop when grown in full sun. They will thrive in most soils, but prefer those that offer good drainage, which have been enriched with composted organic matter.

In each collection you will receive 1 bare roots, 1 year old plant of each of the following varieties.

  • blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek':This easy to grow, compact shrub has a good tolerance to frost and will reliably produce a heavy crop of large juicy fruits, which form in clusters on the previous years stems. Rich in vitamin C and ready to harvest in midsummer, any excess fruits can be frozen and used at a later date. Grows to 1.2m

  • redcurrant 'Laxton's Number One':Trusses of medium-sized currants appear on the fruiting spurs and ripen in midsummer. A long-standing favourite, this reliable cultivar is renowned for producing a plentiful harvest, which can be used to make jams, summer puddings, pies and wines. Grows to 1.2m

  • whitecurrant 'Versailles Blanche':Large, pale yellow fruits with a semi-sweet, grape-like flavour appear in long, heavy racemes, and can be picked and eaten straight from the plant in early July, or used in a wide range of recipes. Where space is limited, they can be trained as a cordon or a fan. Grows to 1.5m