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Blackcurrant varieties

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Ben Loyal Currently restricted to certain growers.

Parentage: Ben Sarek x Ben Lomond
Flowering: 5 to 6 days later than cv. Baldwin.
Cropping season: Ripens 2 days before Ben Lomond.
Productivity: Very high yielding, has been successfully harvested by machine in ADAS trials. Suitable for a range of uses.
Growth Habit: Compact bush size in most regions.
Fruit Quality: Very large berries on short stigs.
Disease and Pest Resistance: Resistant to mildew, leaf spot and leaf-curling midge.

Ben Loyal