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Blackdown Black Currant

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$19.99 - $19.99
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SKU E710

Ribes nigrum 'Blackdown'

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

Large, jet-black berries, very juicy and flavorsome with a distinctive musky taste. Excellent in jams, jellies and juice. Vigorous bush with an upright growth habit. Resistant to white pine blister rust and mildew.

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-pollination. 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')


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Black currants arrived in great shape

I ordered three black currants, Kirovchanka, Belaruskja, and Blackdown based on reviews of growing habits and flavor of the berries. They traveled from the state of Washington all the way to New York state wrapped so carefully that they had new growth on roots and leaf joints. They were in moist wrapping and when planted started happily growing. Congratulations on a super job, Raintree Nursery.

Matt O.
Very good producer

Produces a lot and is most vigorous of my 3 bushes (minaj and black september) but I like minaj the best for fresh eating and it's a close second in production. This one is a little more musky minaj is more berryish and sweet tart