Blackcurrant Ben Alder


Ben Alder is a very high yielding mid-season variety.  It is widely grown commercially for juice production due to very high yield & content of Vitamin C

Current Height – 60-90cm

Fruiting – Mid Season

Eventual Height – 1-1.2m

Eventual Spread – 1-1.2m

Supplied Bareroot* November -March, potted April – December

Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix a general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established. Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows 2m (6ft) apart.

Best fruit is produced on previous year’s branches. Cut back all shoots to within 2-3 buds of soil level after planting.  In the third year cut weak and damaged shoots. From year 3 cut back third of the older            branches. Apply a general fertilizer in spring.

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