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Where to buy black currant plants?

Posted by mari11 z5a Toronto (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 2, 12 at 19:14

I am looking for good varieties of black currants like Ben series, but all I could find was wholesale nursery where I had to buy 120 plants while I needed 3. In local garden centers I didn't find these new varieties.
Please, help if you know any place!

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RE: Where to buy black currant plants?

you could ask the wholesale nursery where their plants are sold locally.

RE: Where to buy black currant plants?

Nice to hear someone wanting to plant black currant bushes
I don't know so much the varieties but will look up Ben
I planted some bushes about five years ago.
Black, red and one white one
For some reason they are not doing all that well THe red currents doing best.
One bush of gooseberries as well
Might be the soil is to rich .
I remember when my dad had these bushes years ago they where planted in full sun but not very rich soil

Anyway, I think you might yet find some in small independent garden centres. Not the big box stores and they will be really marked down in price

Is I do know a great time to plant them, in fall and late summer. If you can find any plants for sale
Or you may just need to wait til spring

Expect though you might turn some bushes up.
I am way out in Barrie Ontario but would have a look around for you, if it would be of any help.

In spring
sometimes I have little seedling plants come up from the dropped currents Don't know if they would come true or not
I generally just dig them under

Was nice to hear of someone planting black currents They are a great favourie to me.

RE: Where to buy black currant plants?

Check out Humber Nurseries, it's off of Steeles in Brampton. Call them and ask about their upcoming 2013 plants, specifically their black currents. They've always had quite a variety of plants from what I could remember, and they all were healthy. They are not wholesalers, so you can buy individual plants.

RE: Where to buy black currant plants?

This is probably coming a bit late but I just ordered cuttings of 6 different Ben series currants, DNA nurseries has a 25 cuttings minimum order and I really don't need that many. If you want some let me know :).
I don't know if we're allowed to sell on here but I have nothing I need atm, maybe I'll trade for something from you in the future?
I can also make Nanking cherry cuttings from my bushes, those are always free :)


RE: Where to buy black currant plants?

Do you have a Botanix in your area? Botanix here in western Montreal has "Consort" in a 10-inch pot for $16.99. I read some good things about this variety.

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