How to grow Black currant

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

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Gall, aphids, spider mite,

Pruning season:

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

Water requirement:
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:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White, green or pink flower, the flowers grow in clusters, 5-20+ flowers in cluster.

Pollination is done by:
Bees, wind

Edible Fruit

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?
1-2 years

Scientific name:

Ribes nigrum

Blooming Seasons

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Culinary Uses

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Watering plants

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