Slitsa Black Currant
From Holland, Slitsa Black Currant is the earliest to ripen of all our selections. Vigorous and easy to grow, we appreciate its abundant crops of large, sweet and flavorful, jet black berries.
Latin Name: Ribes nigrum
Site and Soil: Currants like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Slitsa Black Currant is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Currants are hardy to minus 40 F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-5 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Currants are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems in our region. White Pine Blister Rust can be a problem for Black Currants in certain eastern and Midwestern states. Check with your extension service for details.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-6, 15-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34-43