Consort European Black Currant

Ribes nigrum 'Consort'

Extremely productive, self-fertile variety produces clusters of medium sized, 1/4" black berries with a black berry flavor. Very hardy and disease resistant, reliable and easy to maintain. Birds rarely bother this variety. Currants are very high in vitamin C and antioxidants and are delicious in jelly, jams, or sauces.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationRY-bees NY-grum
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4-6 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeWhite summer flowers, followed by long clusters of black fruit
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Disease Resistance
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prune to remove dead wood and rejuvenate new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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