Currant Consort Fruit

Consort Black Currant

Ribes ussuriense

Consort is a productive rust resistant European black currant. It was bred and selected in Canada for immunity to White Pine Blister Rust. A disease that over winters on European black currant varieties from an infected pine, then spreads to other five needle pines. Clusters of medium size fruit mature in June on this small, compact bush 4-5' tall and wide. Consort likes rich sweet soil, but is widely adaptable and can thrive with neglect especially in the northeast US. Europeans love its assertive flavor and aroma and it is a benefit nutritionally for anyone that includes them in their diet, being high in vitamin C and omega fatty acids. Consort will grow and fruit in full shade and usually holds its leaves better in late summer in the shade in the warmer climate zones of its adaptability. It does not have showy flowers like American Black Currants nor is it the grape derived small raisin called currants in the health food stores. But they are cassis, commercially sold in soda, juice, wine, liquor or concentrate. Space @ 5' circle. Zones 4-7.

Plant Characteristics
Pest ResistanceVery Good
Disease ResistanceGood
Drought ToleranceGood
Heat ToleranceGood
Humidity ToleranceGood
Sun ToleranceGood
Wet Soil TolerancePoor
Shade ToleranceVery Good
No SprayGood
Salt ToleranceFair
Fresh for KidsFair
Deer ResistanceGood
ThornsNo
Plant TypeShrub
Soil TypeFertile
Edible TypeBerry
Self FertileYes
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome
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12 inch pot
$7.00  own roots
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82 inch pot
$35.00  own roots
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162 inch pot
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13 inch pot
$10.00  own roots
43 inch pot
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13/4 Gallon
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11 Gallon
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12.75 Gallon (Trade 3G)
$35.00  own roots
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13 Gallon
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