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Ben Connan, Blackcurrant

Ben Connan is a Sarek-Lomond cross that carries high yields of exceptionally large fruit on compact bushes.

These large berries, up to 18mm diameter, are carried on medium length strigs making picking comparatively economical. Yieds of up to 4.4kgs per bush have been recorded in trials. The variety is early and has good disease resistance including to Powdery Mildew. Ben Connan has a good sharp blackcurrant flavour.

Uncertified 2yr Bushes

2 stem+: £380 per hundred

Additional charges may apply, please see the Cold Store Charges tab for more information.

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How To Grow – Plant from late autumn through to early spring in a sunny position that is sheltered from cold winds. Use a rich, moisture retentive soil that is incorporated with plenty of well-rotted manure and free of weeds. Plant in rows 1.5m (5’) apart with a depth of 5cm (2”) – planting currants slightly deeper will encourage the production of extra stems. At the time of despatch, bushes will be dormant and often look dead, but this is completely normal. Prepare holes in the soil wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Please plant as soon as possible upon arrival and water well, apply a mulch to protect the rots from cold temperatures and the bushes will begin to establish. If conditions prevent immediate planting, heel the plant in.

More Information – Bare root bushes are available from November to March. Potted bushes are available from our nursery all year round. The prices listed are for quantities per thousand, if you wish to place a smaller order please get in contact with a member of the team.

Delivery – Please let us know when you are ready – we will not send plants without prior notice from you. Orders are despatched by parcel courier or pallet network depending on the size, weight and dimensions. Unfortunately, at this moment in time we are only able to deliver plants to UK based addresses, however if you would like to discuss the option of an export, please send an email to liam@rwwalpole.co.uk.

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