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Blackcurrant "Ben Tirran" - 3.5Ltr

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  • Botanical name: Ribes nigrum 'Ben Tirran'
  • Common name: Blackcurrant
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit
Foliage colour:


Blackcurrants are easy to grow, bearing masses of dark purple to black fruits in mid-summer. They have a tart flavour and are loaded with vitamin C. Eat them fresh off the bush or use them in pies, cordials and jams. Blackcurrants can be grown in open soil, or in containers.


Ribes nigrum ‘Ben Tirran’ is a heavy cropping, small bush variety of blackcurrant, bearing large, glossy black fruits with a superb flavour. ‘Ben Tirran’ crops from early July over a long cropping season, and can produce more than 3.5kg (over 7lb) fruit per season, for up to 10 years. This variety has excellent mildew resistance and good tolerance to frost.

How to grow Ribes 'Ben Tirran'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Ribes 'Ben Tirran' and wildlife

Ribes 'Ben Tirran' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Ribes 'Ben Tirran' poisonous?

Ribes 'Ben Tirran' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People