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Ribes nigrum 'Ben Sarek' (Blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ribes nigrum 'Ben Sarek'

Other names

Blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek'

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Variety or Cultivar

'Ben Sarek' _ 'Ben Sarek' is a blackcurrant for culinary or dessert use. Black fruit grows from insignificant pale green flowers.


Ribes nigrum 'Ben Sarek' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Gall midges , Gall mites Aphids , Gall midges , Gall mites

Diseases

This cultivar is resistant to powdery mildew.

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ribes nigrum 'Ben Sarek' (Blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most soils but not that are too acid or alkaline. Pruning is required to produce a stooled bush. Add compost or well-rotted manure and a general fertilizer.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Ribes nigrum 'Ben Sarek'

Other names

Blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek'

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Variety or Cultivar

'Ben Sarek' _ 'Ben Sarek' is a blackcurrant for culinary or dessert use. Black fruit grows from insignificant pale green flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Gall midges , Gall mites

Diseases

This cultivar is resistant to powdery mildew.

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ribes nigrum 'Ben Sarek' (Blackcurrant 'Ben Sarek') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most soils but not that are too acid or alkaline. Pruning is required to produce a stooled bush. Add compost or well-rotted manure and a general fertilizer.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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