Blackcurrant Patio Black 9cm
Blackcurrant Patio Black 9cm
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Blackcurrant 'Patio Black' 9cm

Plump, juicy blackcurrants on your patio!
  • A compact blackcurrant with an attractive scent.
  • Scrumptious, sweet flavour and large fruits up to a centimetre in diameter.
  • Early cropping – pick the delicious, vitamin C packed currants in June and they’ll keep in the fridge for 2 weeks, or freeze them for up to 6 months!
  • Ideal for growing in pots on balconies and terraces.
  • An established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for immediate planting.

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Item: 310163
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‘Patio Black’ is a wonderfully compact blackcurrant, reaching just one metre in height and spread. The currants are amongst the largest of any blackcurrant at up to a centimetre cross and they’re amazingly sweet and juicy, reaching their peak of flavour around seven days after they turn black, and they will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. To enjoy your home grown blackcurrants for longer, they will last six months in the freezer and also make excellent jam.

‘Patio Black’ is very productive, with fruits rich in vitamin C borne in small clusters and unlike most other varieties of blackcurrant, they can be picked as single berries, perfect for snacking on as you relax in the garden!

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for immediate planting.

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Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for immediate planting.

Plant Care Information

Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Birds love blackcurrants, so you may need to protect your harvest!

Care Information

Planting Advice

  • Blackcurrants prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun, or light shade.
  • Plant 6cm (2.25in) deeper than previously to encourage young shoots to develop from the base.
  • Mix the soil from the hole with well-rotted manure and backfill. Firm in and water.
    If growing in a pot, choose one that is around 45-50cm (18-20in) in diameter and use a good-quality compost (John Innes No 3 is ideal).
  • Repot every 2-3 years into the same pot or slightly larger. Trim back some of the roots and tease away the old soil replacing it with fresh JI No 3 compost.

Aftercare

  • Plants will give a reliable crop year after year even when left to their own devices - although you'll get better results and a bumper crop by following a few simple rules:
  • Feed them well with blood, fish and bone in mid-spring, followed by a dose of poultry manure or another high nitrogen plant food, in June.
  • Fruits taste better when exposed to plenty of sunshine - always clear the ground of weeds, especially perennial types. Avoid hoeing near the base of the bush where new shoots are developing.
  • Keep well-watered.

Pruning Advice

  • In early spring of the first year after planting, prune the main stems on the head back by half.
  • In November of the second year, shorten the main stems that you pruned in the spring back to half of their new growth. Any new side shoots that have grown from the main shoots can also be either shortened by half or removed if they are not needed. At the same time, remove any suckers or side shoots from the trunk.
  • From then on, bushes just need a simple twice-yearly trim. In July, trim all new side shoots to 5 leaves.
    In winter, cut back main stems by half their new growth and any side shoots back to 2 buds (these are the shoots that you trimmed in July).
  • Any stems that are damaged, dead or out of place can also be removed.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
100 cm
100 cm
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