Currant, Black, 'Titania'
Ribes nigrum 'Titania'
Variety description: A new cultivar with large, firm berries. Suitable for fresh eating, but mostly used for processing into juice or jam. Easy to grow and precocious, these will begin bearing two years after planting.
Site requirements: Black currants tolerate partial shade and prefer a cool, moist growing area. Northern slopes with protection from direct sun are ideal. Planting along the side of a building is suitable as well.
Avoid sites with poor air circulation, which increases the incidence of powdery mildew. Sloping ground alleviates this condition. Also avoid light-textured, sandy soils. Rich, well drained soils that have a high moisture holding capacity are best. Incorporate organic matter (compost, peat, or manure) to improve the soil, particularly if it is somewhat sandy. The ideal soil pH is about 6.5.
Size at maturity: Multi-stemmed shrub reach 4-6'.
Pests and diseases: Immune to white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola) and very good resistance to mildew.
Hardiness: Will grow in USDA zones 3-9.
Plant size: 2 gal. well rooted plant, about 18" tall with a well developed root system. Will likely produce fruit the second season in the ground if given good care.
When we ship: Our next shipping period is fall 2016. Order and reserve early.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to DE, ME, MA, NH, NC, RI
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden in accordance to CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.