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Ribes nigrum ‘Baldwin’

Blackcurrant

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Fruits

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  • Botanical name: Ribes nigrum 'Baldwin'
  • Common name: Blackcurrant
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Ribes nigrum ‘Baldwin’

Blackcurrants are easy to grow, bearing masses of dark purple to black fruits in mid-summer. They have a tart flavour and are loaded with vitamin C. Eat them fresh off the bush or use them in pies, cordials and jams. Blackcurrants can be grown in open soil, or in containers.

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Ribes nigrum ‘Baldwin’ was the main cultivar used in the blackcurrant industry for many years, but has now largely been replaced by more high-cropping varieties. ‘Baldwin’ has a mild flavour, but it is susceptible to diseases including mildew, and the flowers are sensitive to damage by spring frosts.

How to grow Ribes 'Baldwin'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

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Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

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Take cuttings

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Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in June

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Do not Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Ribes 'Baldwin' and wildlife

Ribes 'Baldwin' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Ribes 'Baldwin' poisonous?

Ribes 'Baldwin' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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