A guide to choosing the right size

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready.

3 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.

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Bare Root = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April
2 Year Bush = A two year old plant. Generally will have 3-4 shoots. 

1 Year Plant = Single shoot, around 20cm in height. 

An easy crop to grow in the garden, they are however expensive in the supermarkets. Home grown, they are almost free and packed full of vitamins, especially vitamin C.

Cropping in July to August.

 

situation

Plant 1.5 Metres apart. Plant blackcurrants firmly and deeply so that good strong growth will come from the base. Bare root plants - After planting always cut back all the shoots to about 1” (2.5 cms) from the ground. Pruning in subsequent years means removing about a third of the wood to encourage young basal shoots

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delivery charges

Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. The lower postal rates range from £2.80 - £5.70, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. A higher rate of £18.00 - £32.00 will be charged for deliveries to European Countries and GY KW IV AB PH KW HS ZE IM BT DD JE PO30 PO31 PO32 PO33 PO34 PO35 PO36 PO37 PO38 PO39 PO40 PO41 Postcodes. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Big Ben (AGM)

Blackcurrant Bushes | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Ribes | Ribes nigrum

Blackcurrant - Probably the best Blackcurrant ever! What makes Big Ben so wonderful? The largest Blackcurrant we have ever seen. More than double the size of standard varieties. Average berry weight is 2.9 g compared to standard varieties 1.1 g. Very high-yielding, up to 4.5 kg of fruit per mature bush. Large shiny fruits with a strong skin. Sweet flavour ideal for fresh consumption. Early season. Resistance to mildew and leaf spot. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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Size Description Price Availability QTY

3 Feb 17 | Jill Shepherd

Bought 3 plants - all very healthy and shooting well. Very pleased with all plants that I've bought from Blackmoor and will happily recommend them

9 Dec 16 | Deborah Dobson

strong plant, well packaged and looking very healthy

4 Aug 16 | Maggi

Having just enjoyed my first crop of Big Ben I can happily recommend this variety for the size both of each currant and also of the crop. They are also truly delicious. The plants have grown on strongly and I am absolutely delighted.

12 Apr 16 | Russell

Ordered 2 bare root plants - good roots and full of buds. Planted swiftly and both are growing strongly.

22 Dec 15 | V Valrayan

Lovely looking blackcurrent bush, super service.

22 Apr 15 | Merje

Package of blackcurrants arrived in great condition and much bigger than expected , a very pleasant surprise. Excellent service, I cannot thank you enough. Thank you for sending abroad. International shipping 5 days. Greetings from Estonia. Regards, Merje

13 Dec 13 | j.c syson

Great shaped dormant plant with full buds ready to burst into life next year......well packed and delivered

1 Nov 13 | Amanda Crozier

My Big Ben arrived in great condition and a good size - much bigger than expected. Planted it quickly and its looking very healthy.

24 Oct 13 | Amanda Stewart

Blackmoor is an efficient friendly company. Blackcurrant Big Ben is a strong healthy plant, when it arrived. Look forward to a good crop in its second year.

15 Sep 13 | I&M

We bought one plant back in May. It arrived in great condition and has grown very well over the summer. We didn't get any fruit this year, but I think that's expected. Really looking forward to next years crop!

2 Sep 13 | Brian Hanley

Four plants arrived in outstanding condition. Planted with the advice from the handbook. The only thing I would pass onto anyone is to make sure you are in to receive them as I was called away unexpectedly; but Blackmore passed onto the courier all delivery instructions without any problems. Will definately order again.

5 Apr 13 | Martin Owers

Just a note to say the order arrived in very good condition. Somebody obviously took great care in packing the plants and the plants themselves are of good quality. The blackcurrants are already planted and here’s hoping for a good growing season.

24 Mar 13 | Peter Maughan

Big Ben has a most amazing root system, like a shaggy beard.

4 Jan 13 | Tony Rickardsson

Current turned up in very good condition today. Quality very very good. Had some of these before, and have found they are the best variety on the market.

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