LeifUK Posts: 573
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I have two Ben Lomand plants and the berries are mediocre, lacking tartness, not particularly sweet, but with a slightly unpleasant bitterness. It also take ages for the berries to go from black and not nice to black and okay. Has anyone else found this?
I planted a bare root Ben Hope this year, and the berries are slightly tart, and without bitterness i.e. much nicer. I will replace the Ben Lomand this year. Any suggestions? I prefer tart to sweet.
I have one called Ben Sarek and the fruits are large, juicy and quite tart. I have to beat the blackbirds to them!
Thanks. That one is compact too, so ideal.
Birds go for your Black currants? I thought they only went for Red Currants. I have never lost any Black or White currants to birds. Local birds must be choosy because the only fruit they raid are Strawberries and Red currants.
My blackbirds love them