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Ben Conan Black Currant (Ribes nigrum)

Ben Conan Black Currant (Ribes nigrum)

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The Ben Conan Black Currant is a cultivar renowned for its large, flavorful berries and robust growth. Mature plants can reach up to 5 feet in both height and spread, making them a substantial bush in the garden. This variety is well-suited for cold climates, thriving in Canadian hardiness zones 3 through 7.

For optimal growth, Ben Conan Black Currant prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH that is slightly acidic to neutral. It requires full sun to partial shade, with full sun promoting the best fruit production. Regular watering is important, especially when the plant is setting fruit.

Historically, black currants have a rich background both as a culinary and a medicinal plant. The Ben Conan variety, in particular, is appreciated for its large berries which are often used in making preserves, juices, and liqueurs. Its high vitamin C content and distinct flavor make it a valuable and nutritious addition to gardens. In addition to its fruit, the plant is also appreciated for its aromatic leaves and flowers, adding sensory appeal to its practical benefits.



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