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This dwarf fruit shrub (Ben sarek) reaches a height of 3-4 feet at maturity. Ben Sareck produces a good yield in mid-July of high-quality, very large, black fruit every year. These large berries have excellent taste. The Black Currant has strong resistance to frost and to lesions due to the cold. The fruit can be eaten ripe from the tree or used to make jams, jellies and pies.
Height: 4 feet
Hardiness zone: 4
Description of the fruit: Black fruit, flavored
small shrub with purple-rose flowers in hanging clusters. Thorn-free stems. Hardy, highly productive variety. Blooms in the spring and ripens in the fall. The 10-12 mm berries are fleshy with colours ranging from red to blue-tinged to black. Depending on the species, they can be sweet, juicy, or dry and tasteless. The berries contain high amounts of vitamin C and potassium. Full sun or light shade, zone 2. Cross pollinizing is not necessary, but can lead to markedly higher yields.