Consort Black Currant


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Consort Black Currant

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Consort Black Currant (Ribes nigrum) is a hardy shrub, producing clusters of dark, aromatic berries. These fruits are rich in vitamin C and perfect for jams, jellies, and wines. Its fragrant flowers attract pollinators, enhancing garden biodiversity. This self-fertile plant is easy to grow and offers both culinary and medicinal benefits.

6-12″ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-7
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 800-1500 hours

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 3-5′ tall, 3-5′ wide
Plant Spacing: 4-5′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 0.25-0.5″
Berry Flavor: Sweet, tart
Berry Color and Appearance Black, round
Harvest Time: July-August
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 3-4

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

White Pine Blister Rust (Cronartium ribicola): Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe spp.): Moderately Resistant
Anthracnose (Drepanopeziza ribis): Moderately Resistant
Leaf Spot (Pseudopeziza ribis): Moderately Resistant
Currant Aphid (Cryptomyzus ribis): Moderately Resistant
Currant Fruit Fly (Euphranta canadensis): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow-green
Lifespan: 15-20 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Europe
Nitrogen Fixing: No