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Ben Lomond Black Currant

Original price $19.99 - Original price $24.99
Original price
$19.99 - $24.99
Current price $19.99
SKU E714

Ribes nigrum 'Ben Lomond' 

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

The most popular commercial variety in Scotland because it is a very heavy producer of large berries with the traditional strong, pungent flavor, and also resistant to white pine blister rust. The Ben series, named after the mountains of Scotland, are among the easiest to grow and highest-quality black currants in the world.

This bush is compact, upright to 5 feet tall and easy to grow and prune. Reliably self fruitful, but best production with another variety of black currant for cross pollination. Ripens mid-July. Better suited for areas without a mix of summer heat and humidity.

Click here to read our Currant Growing Guide


Size: Bareroot (1-2')


Ask a Question
  • Zone 6a does anyone have experience growing it in this zone in Northeast Oklahoma I have lost a couple of a different type

    Oklahoma is likey too hot and too dry for currant plants. You may have luck with morning sun only locations and extra water, but there are some plants that just aren't fit for some areas.

  • Is zone 8A ok to plant Ben Lomond Black Currant?

    It should be fine yes. Currants don't like harsh afternoon sun or too much heat.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Big Fat Juicy Plants

Fabulously HEALTHY black current bushes, 3 feet long and bursting with buds. They already have several years of growth. Excellent value.

healthy plants

bare root plants packed very well. I was delayed putting my plants in the ground almost a month, kept them cool moist and shaded. All the plants (2 gooseberry, 4 black currant) have taken hold and look pretty good to me.
Looking forward to fruit hopefully next season. Thanks!

Galina S.
Great quality plants

Excellent quality plants. They were packed well and they arrived finely. Would definitely buy again from Raintree Nursery.

Eric N.
A week in transit

Spent a week in transit. Half the plants arrived dead