Hilltop Baldwin Black Currant
Ribes nigrum 'Hilltop Baldwin'
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).
A heavy bearing, legendary English favorite with a sweeter black currant flavor. Highest in Vitamin C. Rated best for jelly from dozens of varieties tested at the WSU Puyallup, WA. experiment station. Partially self fertile, it produces best with another variety of R. nigrum black currant for cross pollinization.
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. We offer well rooted 1-year bushes. USDA Zones 3-8.
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