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Kirovchanka Black Currant

Original price $15.99 - Original price $15.99
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$15.99
$15.99 - $15.99
Current price $15.99
SKU E721

Ribes nigrum 'Kirovchanka'

BLACK CURRANTS ARE PROHIBITED TO DE, ME, NC, NJ, WV, VA, MI, MA, OH& RI. Rust resistant varieties may be shipped to OH & MI

A compact, moderately productive bush from Russia, noted for its excellent, rich flavor. We got it from noted horticulturist and author Lee Reich, who adores its flavor. 

Black currants have outstanding health benefits, including high Vitamin C content, up to 5 times that of oranges by weight. They have twice the potassium of bananas and twice the antioxidants of blueberries. The antioxidants, essential fatty acids and potassium in black currants have anti- inflammatory impact, reducing the effects of arthritis. Its antioxidant action has been shown to help prevent cancer. The strong flavor of Black Currants is highly prized in Europe, even fresh, but most Americans prefer them made into
jam, syrup or dried as raisins. Partially self fertile plants produce best with another variety for cross-pollinization. Bushes will grow to 4-5’ tall. W
e offer well rooted 1-year bushes. USDA Zones 3-8. Partially self fertile, get 2 different varieties for higher production.

Click here to read our Currant Growing Guide

Size: Bareroot (1-2')

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  • What varieties of black currant would be best suited to plant in zone 8. I see that someone has said don’t try to grow in zone 9. It gets hot and humid here. Thank you.

    Zone is less important than summer heat. Currants are very hardy, but do not suffer strong afternoon suns or generally hot summers.

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