Ben Nevis Black Currant

Ribes nigrum ‘Ben Nevis’


Large, black berries are useful for jelly. Leaves produce a strong aroma. Self-pollinating; only one variety required for fruit production. However, if currants are grown near gooseberries then yields can be even greater.



Height: 4-5′

Spread: 3′

Light Needs: Full Sun to Part Shade

Hardiness Zone: 2

Foliage Colour: Green

Fall Foliage: Yellow

Growth Habit: Rounded

Flower Colour: N/A

Blooms: N/A

Fruit Colour: Black

Fruit Size: 1 cm (Clusters)

Fruit Timing: Spring to Summer

Fruit Use: Baking, Canning, Preserves, Sauces, Wine Making

Key Features: Edible Fruit (Tart, Juicy)

Landscape Uses: Orchard

Pollination: Self-Pollinating