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Black Currant Seeds - Ribes Nigrum - Delicious, Abundant, and Perennial

Black Currant Seeds - Ribes Nigrum - Delicious, Abundant, and Perennial

Quantity: 20 Seeds


Ribes Nigrum is a delicious fruit of the Gooseberry family, Grossulariaceae. Black Currants originate in Europe, but have become widespread in gardens across the world. The berries taste absolutely delicious, and are grown in abundance! They can be eaten raw or cooked in deserts. The flavour is similar to other gooseberries except these are much sweeter and aromatic. The plants will grow tall and bushy if left unpruned, but staking isn't necessary as the branches are sturdy. The plants are very prolific, and are one of the first fruits to ripen in the season. The plants are perennial down to zone 4.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    For the highest yields, It’s best to start Black Currant seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before the last frost; I start them here on the farm in mid march. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; I use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds on the surface for best results. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat greatly aids in this step, but is not necessary. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 10°C or higher; here at the farm, this is around mid May.

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