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Ribes nigrum - Black Currant, ‘Consort’
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‘Consort’ is a European variety of black currant and is musky with a hint of sweetness. Ideal for use in savory meat dishes, added to mixed berry wines or jams, or grown for your local wildlife.
Black currants are more shade and wet tolerant than other currants. Like all currants, they are shallow rooted and drought tolerant. Clusters of pea sized berries ripen in June/July.
‘Consort’, along with other varieties of Ribes, is an alternate host for white pine blister rust, so don't plant within a few hundred yards of a young stand of pines. For more information on WPBR, check out this article:
☀ Grows in full-part sun in average to moist soils. 3-4’ high and wide.
✔️ Self pollinating
✔️ Juglone tolerant
Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.