Black Currant 'Titania'

Ribes nigrum

Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Ribes (RYE-bees) (Info)
Species: nigrum (NY-grum) (Info)
Cultivar: Titania
Additional cultivar information:(PP11439)
Hybridized by Tamas
Registered or introduced: 1998

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (yellow-green)

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

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

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Carrington, North Dakota

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Fruit size is large and deep purple-ish/black - similar to Ben Lomond - and fruit quality is good. Yields can be extremely high in some areas, depending on growing conditions. The plant is very vigorous and is immune to White Pine Blister Rust. It also has good resistance to powdery mildew.

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