Blackcurrant Big Ben
An outstanding early season variety with many excellent qualities. Its standout feature however is that it produces enormous blackcurrants - two or three times the size of other varieties. Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Big Ben is an outstanding early season variety with many excellent qualities. Developed especially for the fresh market, the fruit has a soft shiny skin and is extremely sweet - particularly so when eaten straight from the bush! Mature bushes of this variety develop a slightly arching habit which makes the fruit easier to pick and enables the plants to be wire-trained if so desired. Resistant to powdery mildew and leaf spot.
After planting, prune all stems back to 5cm (2in) above the ground. In later years, remove about 25% of the stems to encourage new growth from the base. Mulch yearly with well rotted compost or manure to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Water well in dry periods and apply a growmore type fertiliser in the spring.
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