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Blackcurrant 'Ben Connan' (Pbr) (Blackcurrant)

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blackcurrant 'Ben Connan' (PBR) (blackcurrant)

Blackcurrant 'Ben Connan' (Pbr) (Blackcurrant)


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Position: full sun
Soil: any well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Other features: large, richly flavoured berries (mid-July)
Hardiness: fully hardy
A small to medium sized shrub that shows good resistance to mildew and is very frost tolerant, so excellent for growing in colder areas. It produces exceptionally large fruit that have a superb rich flavour from mid-July, and an established plant produce up to 3.6kg (8lb). A very popular variety.Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure in to the area. Once planted, apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring, as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the fruit from birds. In the first year, prune back to one bud above soil level in winter. After that prune out weak branches only.

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