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Blackcurrant varieties

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Ben Gairn Protected by Plant Variety Rights in the UK, Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands.

Parentage: Ben Alder x Russian cultivar Golubka
Flowering: 7 days earlier than Ben Lomond.
Cropping season: Harvest is usually 8 to 10 days before Ben Lomond.
Productivity: The juice production is acceptable for commercial juice production.
Growth Habit: Has a fairly compact growth habit.
Fruit Quality: Good in terms of juice colour, although ascorbic acid levels are fairly low.
Disease and Pest Resistance: The main agronomic advantage of this cultivar is its resistance to Blackcurrant reversion virus and also has good resistance to foliar diseases.

Ben Gairn