Black currants are a cold-hardy, shade tolerant, shrub that produces an flavorful edible fruit. What more could you want? This plant is the definition of high value in a garden or on a farm.
Black currants have a unique flavor popularly known through most of the world. They are excellent eaten fresh or prepared in cooked dishes, whether sweet or savory, such as preserves, sauces, and reductions. They are also great for juicing, making wine, and fruit liqueurs.
The fruit is a great source of Vitamic C and omega fatty acids. Consort is self-fertile, so you can plant one and still enjoy a bountiful crop. The white flowers give way to the deep black crisp fruits, which ripen between June and July in our area.
The shrub is productive and generally comes into bearing within 2 years after planting. They make for great hedge plants, as their form is both compact and upright.
Titania - a mildly flavored variety of Black Currant. Titania is resistant to most insect pests and fungal diseases of the Ribes genus. It is white pine blister rust resistant. It was developed from a cross with the Consort variety of black currant. The crop of Titania tends to ripen in a small harvest window, which makes it very easy to harvest.
Height at maturity: 3-6'
Spread at maturity: 3-6'
Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Container Size: 1 gallon
Height at time of sale: 12-18"