blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek'

2+1 Free bare roots £26.97 £17.98
bare root plant £8.99
available to order from winter
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Buy blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek' blackcurrant Ben Sarek: High yielding currant variety

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A dwarf shrub which only grows to about 1.2m (4ft) tall, but has in-bred frost resistance and some resistance to mildew. In mid-July a heavy crop of large blackcurrants are produced which are perfect for serving fresh or made into jams, jellies or pies. The fruit should be picked quickly before it falls. Large, heavy crop of berries (mid-July)

  • Garden care: These bare root plants will be approx 1 year old. When they arrive, soak the roots in water for an hour or two, before planting out into a well prepared bed as soon as possible. If the ground is soil is frozen or waterlogged when they arrive, give them a soak and plant them in a pot filled with good quality compost until they can be planted out. Space at 1.5m intervals and once planted apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring, as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is kept well watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the currants from birds. In the first year, prune back to one bud above soil level in winter. After that only prune out weak branches.

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Produces good crop


Quite happy in a pot. Has produced a good number of black currants in its second year.




I would buy this again


This is a great blackcurrant and was supplied very well grown and a large size for the price.

Honorine Jobert



blackcurrant Ben Sarek

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Can you grow blackcurrants in a pot.


Hello there Yes you can grow blackcurrants in a large container as long as it is kept well watered and fed. I would use a compost like John Innes no 3 with good drainage, and repot every 2-3 years. Hope this helps.

We have a mature Blackcurrant bush (no idea what variety it is) probably about 10 years old. Last year it produced about 12lbs of fruit. It is going to be in the way when we install a new shed, can anyone tell me if it will survive if I dig it up (with as much root as possible) and transplant it.


Hello, It is difficult to say I'm afraid as it really depends on how much of the rootball you manage to keep intact. Ideally if you do lift it, it should be done in autumn or winter when the plant is fully dormant. Lift it and move it as soon as possible, using rootgrow (see link below) when you transplant. It will then be essential to make sure the plant is kept really well watered for the first year afterwards.


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