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A guide to choosing the right size

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Blackcurrant bushes direct from our Nursery. 

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.

90cm Half Standard = The fruiting variety is grafted onto the stem at 90 cm above the ground level. Will require supporting with a stake.

Blackcurrants were traditionally used only for jams, pies and puddings, and they tasted great. More recently, there are varieties the size of small grapes (Big Ben) which are tasty eaten by themselves, with ice cream or cream. Mixed with other fruit, they are delicious. 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. 

Blackcurrants: Plant 5 ft (1.5 m) apart with 5 ft or more between rows. Plant blackcurrants firmly and deeply so that good strong young growth will come from the base.

Bare Root Only: After planting always cut back all the shoots to about 1” (2.5 cms) from the ground

Potted Plants: Do not need cutting down. Prune in subsequent years by removing about a third of the wood to encourage young basal shoots.

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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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Blackmoor Fruitgrowers Handbook

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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.

Ben Sarek

Blackcurrant Bushes | Genus Ribes nigrum Ben Sarek | Ben Sarek Blackcurrant Plants For Sale | Buy Online

Blackcurrant Ben Sarek for sale - Compact growth making it an ideal choice for the smaller garden. Ben Sarek produces heavy crops of large fruits ready for picking in mid July. Ben Sarek has frost and mildew resistance so a good choice for colder sites.

Ben Sarek: Picking time mid July.

Ben Sarek: Planting distance 1.5 metres (5 feet) apart.

Ben Sarek is a self fertile Blackcurrant.

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19 May 20 | Julie

Very pleased with my Blackcurrant. Arrived looking very healthy, full of fruits. Great customer service as well. Very pleasant experience, might buy another one!

1 Apr 20 | Jayne Quinn

Just received my 3 bare rooted Ben Sarek bushes to replace older ones. A great cropper and easy to net off in a smaller garden or plot. Arrived very well packed and in excellent condition. Very happy with your service. Keep up the good work.

11 Feb 18 | Maggie

I ordered two bare root bushes. They were very good and well packed with the rest of my order. It's my 3rd order from Blackmoor and I will be coming for more :)

10 Nov 17 | Lynda

Follow up to review April 2016. Ben Sarek growing well and fruited well in 2017.

23 May 16 | Pete Muir

Very healthy plant delivered - cut back on planting and now growing strong. Blackmoor's service is second to none, and the collection is very easy if you live locally.

27 Apr 16 | Lynda

Nice plant received. Ordered Monday and delivered on Wednesday ! looking forward to some juicy berries.

13 Apr 16 | Ali Croucher

Bought this two years ago. Heavy crop in a small space. Taste good too.

2 May 13 | Dave Mercer

This is my third order - the first two orders were larger order and I found the site very clear and easy to use with plenty of information on each variety which allowed me to make informed choices on varieties suitable for growing this far north. Will be back again (and again !)

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Blackcurrant Ben Sarek Growing Tips.

Blackcurrants are easy to grow, producing bunches of dark purple berries in mid-summer, rich in vitamin C. With their tart flavour they can be made into pies and jams, cordials and even cassis. Short on space? Blackcurrants can be grown in containers.

Blackcurrants were traditionally used only for jams, pies and puddings, and they tasted great. More recently, there are varieties the size of small grapes (Big Ben) which are tasty eaten by themselves, with ice cream or cream. Mixed with other fruit, they are delicious. 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. 

Blackcurrants: Plant 5 ft (1.5 m) apart with 5 ft or more between rows. Plant blackcurrants firmly and deeply so that good strong young growth will come from the base.

Bare Root Only: After planting always cut back all the shoots to about 1” (2.5 cms) from the ground

Potted Plants: Do not need cutting down. Prune in subsequent years by removing about a third of the wood to encourage young basal shoots.