Currant 'Titania' - ShrubRibes nigrum 'Titania'
Snack on this ‘white pearl’
Black Currant 'Titania' (Ribes Rubrum) are low-maintenance plants that are undemanding as to soil type, so they can be grown in any garden. Nothing is tastier than freshly picked currants in summer. They are so healthy and nutritious. The currants can be harvested in July.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePrior to planting your Black Currant ‘Titania’, make sure that the roots are well moistened by soaking in a bucket of lukewarm water. These currants grow well in any garden soil. Choose a sunny or partially sheltered position where the plants will be less exposed to frost. Prepare a large hole, loosen the soil and plant the 'Titania' at the correct depth. The top of the root ball should be slightly below ground level. Don't plant it too deep! Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. Spacing between the bushes is approximately one metre.
Currant in a large planterDid you know you can easily grow redcurrants in a large planter on the patio or decking? Standard redcurrant bushes are slightly smaller so rather obviously better suited to a planter but, your 'normal' redcurrant bush can also be potted up without problem.
Do choose a nice sturdy planter. Layer the base with potsherds or even a couple of bricks for weight then fill about 2/3rds with potting compost with some added sand and normal garden soil. Remove the redcurrant bush from its nursery pot and plant it with the roots spread out a little. Fill up with more of the same potting compost. Press well in. Leave a good 4 cm space from top of soil to the edge of the pot, for watering. Water generously then stand your large planter with redcurrant bush in a nice sunny spot.
Show moreCurrants 'Titania' are very easy-to-grow currant bushes. During dry periods water more often. In the spring, give them some potassium-rich garden fertilizer. After three years, you can prune all of its branches by 1/3. It is also possible to train the branches along wires. It is advisable to cover with a netting to protect against the birds feeding on these bushes – they love the fruit and the young buds.
Currants in the winterAll currant bushes are perfectly hardy and will easily get through the winter even without extra protection. However, they are somewhat more sensitive to frost if in a pot or planter and if the winter is particularly severer, it won't hurt to store your bush in a sheltered spot - even an unheated shed for a short while.
Show moreWhat is more delicious in summer than the taste of currants that are full of vitamins!
- Extra information
Latin name Ribes nigrum 'Titania' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted shrub Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Black Light preference full sun , partial sun Flowering period April - May Harvesting period July - August Growing height 150 cm Planting distance 100 - 150 cm