Black currant growing shrub of the genus Ribes also known as Blackcurrant or Ribes nigrum, Black currant perennial deciduous plant, can grow in temperate, cold mediterranean or cold subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-9.
Leaves green, with 3-5 lobes and serrated edges
Flower color can be white, green or pink, grow in clusters, 5-20+ flowers in cluster.
Black currant fruits
Fruit color black-purple the size 0.5-1.5 cm
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Requirements for Black currant growing and care:
Chilling hours, mulch, moist soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to a lot types of pests
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Gall, aphids, spider mite,
How to prune:
dead and weak branches
Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / less cold area Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White, green or pink flower, the flowers grow in clusters, 5-20+ flowers in cluster.
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Black currant fruits?
Eat raw, juice, cakes, jam
Work requirements on the fruit:
In massive bird attack recommend to cover with a net
How long does it take to bear fruit?