A thornless hybrid cross of a blackcurrant and gooseberry. Combines the large fruit from a gooseberry and unique taste and vitamin content of a blackcurrant – very nutricious! Very vigorous, upright bush producing reliable heavy crops of large shiny black berries – double the size of normal blackcurrants. Flavour is good and berries are rich in Vitamin C – excellent for preserves. Very resistant to mildew but will require protection against frost. Resistant to big bud and foliar diseases.
Eventual height and spread: 2m (6ft). Cropping season: 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 dispatch 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.