Blackcurrant Baldwin (Ribes Nigrum) Fruit Bush 3ltr Pot
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About Blackcurrant Baldwin
Long established mid season variety. High yields of exceptionally large glossy fruit that hangs in heavy clusters. The currants are rich in Vitamin C and hang well without splitting. The fruit freezes well and is ideal for pies and jams.
- Self fertile
- Planting Distance 1.5m apart
- Height & Spread 1.5m x 1.5m
- Crops late July
An ideal fruit to grow in a container or small garden, the baldwin is a popular mid-season blackcurrant that produces fruit from late July . This is a hardy and easy to grow plant that is great for new growers and expert cooks alike. Thick woody stems produce light green serrated leaves and dangling clusters of round black fruit. A great and refreshing fruit that goes well with yogurt, ice cream or on its own the sweet juice of the blackcurrant goes amazing well with lemonade or if crushed up with gin and tonic water. This hardy blackcurrant produces fruits rich in vitamin C that will grow without splitting.
How to look after blackcurrants
Blackcurrants prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun, or light shade. Feed with a liquid fertilizer once in the spring to encourage a good yield. Repot every 2-3 years into the same pot or slightly larger. Trim back some of the roots and tease away the old soil replacing it with fresh compost. Trim twice-yearly and In July, trim all new side shoots to 5 leaves. In winter, cut back main stems by half and any side shoots back to 2 buds. Any stems that are damaged, dead or out of place can also be removed.
How do you harvest blackcurrants?
In early to mid-summer, the plant will produce small white or pink flowers that will soon fall off to reveal the young fruit. Over the next few months, the fruit will grow inside and change from green to black. Once the whole fruit has gone black you can harvest the fruit by pinching it and twisting it off the stem. Avoid pulling the fruit as it may not come off completely.
How do you store blackcurrants?
Once picked a blackcurrant will not last long. If you want to preserve your fruits for longer you can either blend the fruits into a thick juice which you can freeze or freeze whole fruits in an airtight bag.
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