currant & Gooseberry

Gooseberry

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Captivator

Attractive deep red fruits on virtually spine-free stems. This variety has good disease resistance and the fruits are ideal for eating fresh or cooking. Ideal for a kitchen garden and needs to be positioned in sun or semi shade. Hardy shrub plant with height up to 120cm (47in) and spread up to 120cm (47in).

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Hinnonmaki Yellow

Superb, hardy bushes with a heavy crop of medium sized, greenish yellow fruits.
Harvest from June to mid July, good for kitchen gardens. A hardy shrub plant with height up to 120cm (47.2in) and spread up to 120cm (47.2in). Needs to be in the sun or semi shade position. 

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Hinnonmaki Green

Very hardy and vigorous mid-season variety, that is a consistently prolific cropper of large, well flavoured fruit. The berries are olive green in colour and have an excellent sweet, aromatic taste. Particularly resistant to powdery mildew. Eventual height and spread: 1m (3ft). Cropping season: mid July. Self fertile with height and spread: 1m X 1m.

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Invicta

A variety that has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Also one of the heaviest cropping varieties available with flavoursome, smooth skinned fruits. Maintains its shape when cooked. The plant size is: height up to 120cm (47.2in) and spread up to 120cm (47.2in). A hardy shrub variety, good for kitchen gardens.

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Hinnonmaki Red

High yielding variety with sweet flavoured red berries, great for puddings jams and eating fresh. Hardy and reliable bushes, ideal for kitchen or cottage garden. Position needs to be in sun or semi shade, so it can height up to 120cm (48in) and spread up to 120cm (48in).

Blackcurrant

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Ben Alder

A very high yielding mid-season variety, widely grown commercially for juice production due to very high yield & content of Vitamin C. The currants are small and ripe fruit will only hang on the bush for a limited time, but the fruit quality is excellent, with high colour stability. High level of disease resistance, particularly to foliar problems. Late flowering and so escapes the late spring frosts. Fairly vigorous upright growth habit.

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Ben Nevis

A small shrub that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces clusters of black round berries which are usually ready for picking from mid to late summer. The berries have a tart taste and a juicy texture and are most often used for fresh eating.

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Titania

Variety with very large fruit with high juice content. Bursting with flavour, great for snacking puddings jams and juices. Reliable cropper resistant to mildew and rust. Good for kitchen and cottage gardens. Needs to be in sunny or semi shade position. 

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Ben Connan

Has an award of the RHS Award of Garden Merit variety, known for its heavy cropping.
Easy to grow plant, that will quickly establish once planted. Plant size: height up to 120cm (47.2in) and spread up to 120cm (47.2in). Hardy shrub plant, ideal for kitchen or wildlife gardens. Needs to be in full sun position.

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Ben Sarek

A compact blackcurrant for culinary or dessert use, to 1.5m in height. Flowers insignificant, pale green; fruit black, mid season. Ribes can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries

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Wellington XXX

One of the most popular blackcurrant varieties, easy to grow. The berries are high in vitamin C content and can be eaten fresh, in smoothies or used within cooking for pies and jams. Produces heavy crops of fruit year after year. Good for patio or kitchen garden. To ensure optimum yield and quality of berries, it needs to be planted in a sunny, preferably south-facing position. Plant between late autumn and early spring and harvest during April and May for maximum sweetness of taste. Two-year-old, three shoots+ plants supplied.

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Ben Lomond

Noted for its high fruit quality and high content of vitamin C, Ribes nigrum Ben Lomond is a compact black currant for culinary or dessert use. The blossoms are followed by a heavy crop of drooping clusters of large, edible, shiny black currants which ripen evenly in early-mid summer.

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Ben Tirran​

The berries of this variety are slightly smaller than average, but yet the yield is slightly above average. They ripen to a dark purple/black colour in early August. Taste is slightly tart and full-flavoured, not ideal for eating from the bush but excellent for all cooking uses.
Plants grow to a height and spread of 1.2m (4ft) with an upright growth form. As with all blackcurrants, Ben Tirran is self-fertile and will produce a crop if grown alone.

Redcurrant

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JVT

‘Jonkheer van Tets’ is a culinary cultivar, producing heavy crops of large redcurrants on long strings in early season. Ribes can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries.

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Rondom

Late season. Late flowering, fruits medium sized on moderate length trusses, easily picked. Very productive.

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Junifer

A high-yielding, very early season cultivar from France. It produces easily-picked, long trusses of good quality fruit. Ribes are  deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries.

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Rosetta​

A highly productive, delicious variety that is a particularly good choice for northern areas or frostier locations as the flowers appear later than most. Expect a long season of productivity into August, with fruit of superb quality carried on long trusses.

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Rolan

An upright, spreading, deciduous shrub with lobed, wrinkled, mid-green leaves and clusters of insignificant, yellow-green flowers in mid- to late spring followed by heavy crops of glossy, edible, translucent, bright red fruit ready for harvest in mid- to late summer.

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Rovada​

Late flowering and late fruiting Dutch bred variety that is excellent for extending the season. A prolific cropper producing enormous yields (up to 10kg per bush!) of large, luscious, translucent fruit that hang on long strings to make for easy picking. The currants have outstanding flavour and are excellent eaten fresh. They also freeze well and are ideal for cooking.  Rovada has an upright habit and good vigour.

Whitecurrant

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Blanka

Great variety with reliable crop year after year and large, sweet, almost translucent berries. It has long cropping seasons. The plant is hardy shrub, good for kitchen garden and wildlife gardens. Height up to 120cm (47.2in) and spread up to 120cm (47.2in). Needs to be positioned in sun or semi shade.

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White Versailles

A popular early and heavy cropping variety, the first whitecurrant to crop in the season.  It produces large, shiny, soft pale yellow/white berries in long heavy trusses during mid-late summer. The fruit is sweet, not as acidic as redcurrant. White Versailles has a vigorous, upright bushy growth habit with attractive arching canes and serrated three lobed pale green leaves. A very reliable cropper year after year. The plant is self fertile and height up to 1.5m and spread up to 1.5m.