Ben Sarek



Black currant

Small shrub with purple-rose flowers in hanging clusters. Thorn-free stems. Hardy, highly productive variety. Blooms in the spring and ripens in the fall. The 10-12 mm berries are fleshy with colours ranging from red to blue-tinged to black. Depending on the species, they can be sweet, juicy, or dry and tasteless. The berries contain high amounts of vitamin C and potassium. Full sun or light shade, zone 2. Cross pollinizing is not necessary, but can lead to markedly higher yields.

Ben Sarek

This dwarf shrub grows to 3-4 feet high and produces large, high-quality black berries in mid-july, year after year. The large berries are flavourful. The plant withstands freezing temperatures and associated depredation. Berries can be eaten fresh off the plant or made into jams, jellies, and pies.

Product description

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Harvest type : Self-picking

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Height : 1.5 metres

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Description of the fruit : Big black fruit

Fruit flavour : well flavored

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Harvest time : Mid-July

Use of the fruit : fresh consumption, transformation

Hardiness zones : 3