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PlantFiles: Black Currant
Ribes nigrum 'Ben Lomond'

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Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Ribes (RYE-bees) (Info)
Species: nigrum (NY-grum) (Info)
Cultivar: Ben Lomond
Additional cultivar information: (aka Ben Lomand)

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Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Green
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral smiln32 On Feb 7, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Flowers in early April and is tolerant of frosts. Fruit ripens evenly and is large, with very high amounts of vitamin C. Great for jams as it also has a high pectin content.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rising Sun, Maryland
Brookings, Oregon
Salt Lake City, Utah



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