Black Currant - Ribes nigrum

Upright mounding shrub with abundant black fruit used for jams, jelly or pies. Ripens from June to August. Fruit produced on new wood, remove 1/3 of the canes to the ground each spring to promote vigorous growth and more fruit. White green flowers in spring.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Hedge
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Height: 
36-48"
Spread: 
36-48"
Flower Colors: 
Green
White
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Deer Resistant
Edible
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Compact
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 5
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Prefers a moist well drained soil. Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Little pruning is necessary. Remove 1/3 old stems each spring. 

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