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Ben Connan

EU Application 5379


Ben Connan, Blackcurrant

Ben Connan is a Sarek-Lomond cross that carries high yields of exceptionally large fruit on compact bushes.

These large berries, up to 18mm diameter, are carried on medium length strigs making picking comparatively economical. Yieds of up to 4.4kgs per bush have been recorded in trials.  The variety is early and has good disease resistance including to Powdery Mildew. Ben Connan has a good sharp blackcurrant flavour.


Two Year bushes: £240 per hundred bushes

3 Litre pots: £3.30 per pot

Season Early
Rating Fully recommended
Planting Distances - Intra-row spacing 1.4m / 54ins
Planting Distances - Row Width 1.8m / 6ft
Planting Distances - Plants per Acre 1600
Planting Distances - Plants per hectare 4000
Pots - 3 Litre YES
Bushes - 1 Year YES
Bushes - 2 Year YES

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