Bred by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Ben Alder is a very high yielding mid-season variety. It is widely grown commercially for juice production due to very high yield & content of Vitamin C. The currants are small, and ripe fruit will only hang on the bush for a limited time but the fruit quality is excellent with high colour stability. High level of disease resistance, particularly to foliar problems. Late flowering and so escapes the late spring frosts. Fairly vigorous upright growth habit.
- Self fertile
- Plant 1.5m apart in rows 2m apart.
- Height & Spread: 1.1m x 1.1m
- Crops: late July