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Ribes nigrum ‘Ebony’

Blackcurrant

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  • Botanical name: Ribes nigrum 'Ebony'
  • Common name: Blackcurrant
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit
Foliage colour:

Green

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 ‘Ebony’ is a disease-resistant blackcurrant variety, bearing heavy crops of incredibly sweet, large currants – up to twice the size of a normal blackcurrant – from early to mid-July. Plants have a slightly open, spreading habit, enabling easy picking.

How to grow Ribes 'Ebony'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

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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 fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

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Plant does not fruit in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in May

Do Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do not Harvest in August

Do not Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Ribes 'Ebony' and wildlife

Ribes 'Ebony' 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 'Ebony' poisonous?

Ribes 'Ebony' 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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