Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Lomond is an upright strong grower with a compact habit which makes it ideal for growing in small gardens or containers. A reliable cropper of very large fruit of high quality that have an excellent sweet flavour and are full of antioxidants, Vitamin C and minerals. The fruit is produced in heavy clusters on short strings allowing for easy picking. The currants freeze well and are idea for all purposes. Frost resistant due to late flowering. Resistant to mildew. Highly recommended variety. Eventual height and spread: 1m (5ft). Cropping season: late July. Self fertile.
*Bareroot – November to March is the ideal time to plant bare-root plants. These are plants that have been grown in open ground, then dug up for despatch and planting during the dormant season. They are called ‘bare-root’ plants as they are supplied with no soil around their roots. They will come packed in damp compost to stop the roots drying out and should be planted as soon as possible. As long as the compost is kept damp planting can be delayed for a few weeks if necessary.