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Prince Consort Black Currant

Original price $17.99 - Original price $17.99
Original price
$17.99
$17.99 - $17.99
Current price $17.99
SKU E730

Ribes nigrum 'Prince Consort'

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

OK to MI & OH because Prince Consort is blight resistant.

Space these easy-to-grow rust resistant plants 3' apart to create a bushy, 5' tall hedge, and be ready to harvest loads of large fruit. Consort has a very strong flavor. It was developed in Ottawa, Canada about 1950.

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 of R. nigrum for cross-pollinization. Bushes will grow to 4-5’ tall. We offer well rooted 1-year bushes. USDA Zones 3-8. 

Click here to read our Currant Growing Guide

Size: Bareroot (1-2')

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • i live in california , i guess its not my zone but can it grow in a green house?

    Currants do not tolerate heat very well. You could attempt to grow it in the shade, but a greenhouse would be too much.

  • I live in NW Louisiana, zone 8b, would Currants grow here? IF so, can Red Currants pollenate Black Currants or should I have two or more Black varieties? could you recommend good varieties for my location please?

    Currants genreally do not do well in the heat and even in the shade might suffer in your area. You might try clove currants, which despite the similar name are not the same plant. Crandall and Missouri Giant are examples.

  • I live in Michigan, it says may be shipped to Michigan by permit. Do you obtain the permit or would I have to?

    You will need to obtain a permit from your local Department of Argiculture.

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Julia
Consort Black Currant

Extremely happy with a purchase. Already leafing out. I ordered a lot of dormant trees from this nursery, and all of them arrived in excellent condition, I could not be happier. Excellent customer service, great shipping of well packeged items on dates indicated, very well developed trees (in comparison to smaller sizes you get from other online nurseries). Very well organized and informative website. Great selection of varieties and different rootstocks. Thank you very much.

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Eve

Plant was delivered very healthy!

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J D.H.
Black current consort

My product arrived in good condition the roots were still moist. I soaked them in water for two days like was recommended in the email that was sent to me. I planted them and they’re starting to leaf out. I am very pleased with the way they arrived in a timely manner and I would recommend your nursery to anyone that I ask. Thank you

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dave
Very healthy plants

I bought several varieties of currant, and they all exceeded my expectations in every way. The plants I received are taller than some bareroots that I had planted last year, and they all began showing strong growth within a week of planting (zone4b)

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