Early season blackcurrant, very large berries and the fruit is ideal for fresh consumption rather than juice processing.
Complex cross involving (Goliath x Ojebyn) op, Ben Nevis and Vistavotnaja. Breeder's number - SCRI C2/15/40
Flowers ca. 7 days prior to Ben Lomond
Ripens in a similarly early season to Ben Gairn.
Not suitable for mechanical harvesting.
Spreading habit, although branches are fairly strong. Can be grown on wires in protected situations.
High Brix/acid ratios, from very large berries (usually > 2g). Yields are high, and the fruit is ideal for fresh consumption rather than juice processing.
Disease and Pest Resistance
Resistant to mildew and leafspot.