Blackcurrant - Big Ben

Big Ben Blackcurrant

Ribes nigrum
With sweet berries twice the size of most other backcurrant this is the ideal variety for eating fresh.

Pollination:  Big Ben is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.

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History and description of Big Ben

Big Ben has been raised by the James Hutton Institute (formerly the Scottish Crop Research Institute) in Scotland mainly for amateur rather than commercial growers. It produces the largest berries of any variety. It is heavy cropping capable of producing 4.5Kg of fruit per bush. It is also quite sweet which makes it ideal for eating fresh. It has good resistance to mildew and leaf spots. An excellent choice for the garden.