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Blackcurrant, Ben Tirran

Ribes nigrum Ben Tirran

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James McIntyre & Sons

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    Br = Bare Root Plant, Pg = Pot Grown

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Both the foliage and stems of blackcurrants are highly aromatic. They can tolerate light shade, but do need rich, moist soil so a heavy mulch with a good compost is recommended. They need regular pruning as they fruit on new wood. All varieties are very heavy cropping and bred by The Scottish Research Institute. The flowers areattractive to bees.

Ben Tirran is a new recommended variety. Mildew resistant. Very late flowering. Heavy crops of large, tasty berries. Late season. Self-fertile. 2 year bushes. Fruits July to August depending on weather conditions. Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart.

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Blackcurrant, Ben Tirran is available as:

Br = Bare Root Plant
Pg = Pot Grown

Bare-Root Plants

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Items marked Br are bare rooted plants grown from cuttings and are typically 1-2 years old.

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown are generally available all year. Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

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    • Protected by Plant Breeders Rights (propagation by unlicensed growers prohibited)
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