Titania Black Currant

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Common Name : Titania Black Currant

Scientific Name : Ribes rubrum ‘Titania’

Zone : 3 to 7

Height : 3 to 4 feet

Width : 3 to 4 feet

Culture :

These plants like light soil that has good drainage and is rich in humus. The results will be even better if a handful of enriched potting soil is added. Choose a sunny or partially sheltered position where the plants will be less exposed to frost. Make sure the root ball is well-moistened before planting Black Currant ‘Titania’ by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a suitable hole and plant the ‘Titania’ at the appropriate depth. The top of the root ball should be slightly below ground level. Don’t plant it too deep! Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Spacing between the bushes is approximately  4.

Description :

Black Currant ‘Titania’ (Ribes Rubrum) are low-maintenance plants that are undemanding as to soil type, so they can be grown in any garden. Nothing is tastier than freshly picked currants in summer. They are so healthy and nutritious. The currants can be harvested in July. Height supplied 4 feet

Problem :

No serious insect or disease problems. In wet, humid conditions, anthracnose, powdery mildew and fungal leaf spot can be troublesome. Currant aphid, scale, currant bud mite and currant fruit fly are potential insect pests in some areas. Black currants are an alternate host for white pine blister rust, a usually fatal disease for white pines.

Garden Uses:

Fruit or vegetable gardens. Can also make an attractive ornamental hedge in the landscape.