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Lentaj Currant

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Original price $19.99 - Original price $19.99
Original price
$19.99
$19.99 - $19.99
Current price $19.99
SKU E706

Ribes nigrum 'Lentaj'

Black currants are prohibited to DE, ME, NC, NJ, WV, VA,  MA & RI. Permit required for MI

A highly productive, unusually sweet cultivar from the former Soviet Union, this is a cross between Bredthorp and Minaj Smyriou. It grows medium tall, spreading, dense and vigorous and produces bountiful clusters of medium-to-large black currants. Late ripening, and the berries ripen in waves - visit the plant every few days to collect all its goodness!

Resistant to anthracnose, mildew and leaf spot, with moderate resistance to mites and rust.

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-pollination. Bushes will grow to 4-5’ tall. We offer well rooted 1-year bushes. USDA Zones 3-8. Partially self fertile; get 2 different plants for higher production.

Click here to read our Currant Growing Guide

Size: 1-2' Plant

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  • Hello dear friends, please advise what is the best fertilizer for black and red currant bushes. Thank you very much

    A 10-10-10 fertilizer, or well rotted manure, is excellent for currants and gooseberries alike.

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C L.
Lentaj Currant

My plants came wrapped and ready to plant. They were already starting to sprout. They look happy and healthy and growing strong. I would recommend Raintree to anyone.

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C L.
Lentaj Currant

My plants came wrapped and ready to plant. They were already starting to sprout. They look happy and healthy and growing strong. I would recommend Raintree to anyone.