Ben Sarek – Black currant (Ribes nigrum)

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Ben sarek

Ben sarek



Black currant Ben Sarek

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Ben Sarek, reaches a height of 3-4 feet at maturity. It produces a good crop of very large black fruits of good quality in mid-July every year.

Its large fruits are well flavored. It has a very good resistance to frost and cold injury. The fruit can be eaten ripe on the bush or used to make jams, jellies and pies.

The Scottish Crop Research Institute has created this frost resistant cultivar.


Generalities Black currant


It is a bushy shrub with slightly carmine leaves that give off the characteristic smell of fruit.

Depending on the species, they are sweet, juicy or dry and tasteless. The fruit is very rich in vitamin C and potassium.  The berries of the blackcurrant, rarely used as table fruit, are mainly used in the composition of liqueurs or jams. The buds produce an essence used in perfumery.

Blackcurrant thrives in deep, clayey, humus-rich, neutral to acidic soil. Full sun or light shade, zone 2. Cross-pollination is not necessary for blackcurrant, but it results in a marked increase in yields.

Product description


1 gallon, 2½"

Month available

August, Dormancy Jan-April, Futur, June, May

Product description

Compatible variety :

Rendement : U-pick, mechanized

Harvest size :

Hauteur : 1.5 meter

Largeur :

Bush type :

Description of the fruit : Large black fruit

Fruit Flavor : Well aromatized.

Fruit Weight :

Fruit Length :

Flowering period :

Harvest time : Mid-July

Use of the fruit : Fresh consumption, processing

Hardiness zones : 3a and +