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Hargreaves Plants offers a selection of the most popular cultivars available.

Bush Fruit varieties at Hargreaves Plants

Hargreaves Plants is always pleased to be able to offer the market top quality plant material.

We have for many years met the needs of the industry with bare rooted products alongside more specialised potted varieties.

Hargreaves can offer the following:

  • Blackcurrants
  • Redcurrants
  • Whitecurrants
  • Gooseberries
  • Hybrid berries

The above are available as bare rooted cuttings, 1 year (1-2 break), 2 year (3 break+), potted modules*, P9s* and larger pots*.

Hargreaves is also pleased to manage IP and be sole propagators in the UK market to varieties such as Big Ben blackcurrant and Xenia gooseberry, which have fantastic yield and taste that set them apart over other varieties in the marketplace.  In keeping with its aims to offer the best material to all sectors, Hargreaves is now actively looking for new varieties of all bush fruit to manage and introduce into both commercial and home garden sectors.

*Require pre-ordering to ensure supply and all are subject to availability.

Our Bush Fruit Varieties are listed below.

Please click on the Heading Strip (if closed) and then the variety image for more plant information.

 

  • Blackcurrant Varieties

    Blackcurrant Varieties

    Ben Connan Blackcurrant Plants

    Big ben Blackcurrant PlantsBen Connan

    An Early Season Variety Bred in the UK

    The Plant

    This variety was bred in the UK as a cross between Ben Sarek and Ben Lomond, therefore it has good Mildew resistance, is frost tolerant and also makes it a compact deciduous shrub. 

     The Fruit

    An early season variety, cropping from mid July onwards, it is possible to yield 3.5kg of fruit per mature bush.  The berries themselves are exceptionally large with a glossy skin and rich flavour, ideal for culinary or dessert use.

    For further information, please make contact via the following;
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    Ben Lomond Blackcurrant Plants

    Ben Lomond Blackcurrant PlantBen Lomond

    Long Established Mid-season Variety

    The Plant

    • One of the most popular varieties grown in the UK
    • A vigorous, compact bush that requiresminimum pruning between seasons
    • Well suited to colder climates and frost pockets
    • Also hasMildew resistance making it a very hardy plant

     The Fruit

    • Flowering in early May, the crop is ripe by last week of July
    • Produce heavy clusters of large berries along the stems
    • Berries are rich in Vitamin C with a pleasantly sweet aftertaste
    • The harvested berries are ideal for freezing,making it a fantastic choice for use in the dessert market

    For further information, please make contact via the following;
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    Ben Nevis Blackcurrants

    Ben Nevis BlackcurrantsBen Nevis

    A Very useful Cultivar

    The Plant

    • Produces large clusters of very well-flavoured fruit
    • Large berries from the last week of July onwards
    • Large fruits ripen evenly on short strings
    • Fruits are ideal for all purposes, especially juicing
    • Cropping slightly less than Lomond, but still reasonably heavy

    The Fruit

    • Good mildew and frost resistance
    • Much taller and more vigorous growth than Ben Lomond
    • Flowers 2 days before Ben Lomond, but crops at the same time
    • Upright growth makes for very easy fruit picking
    • Compact bush requiring minimum pruning

    For further information, please make contact via the following;
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    Ben Sarek Blackcurrant Plants

    Ben Sarek Blackcurrant VarietyBen Sarek

    Ideal for The Home Garden Market

    The Plant

    • A neat and compact bush, rarely growing over 1m high
    • Deciduous foliage with a bushy growing habit
    • Renewal pruning should be done during the dormant period
    • Good resistance to Powdery Mildews
    • Optimum growth in sheltered areas with moist but well-drained soils

     The Fruit

    • Produces good clusters of fruit that ripen Mid July
    • Flowers in early May, harvesting fruit from mid July to mid August
    • Very high yield berries that are easily picked from short strigs
    • Fruit has amouthwatering flavour
    • Ideal for both fresh consumption and freezing

    For further information, please make contact via the following;
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    Big Ben Blackcurrant Plants

    Big Ben Blackcurrant PlantsBig Ben

    The Largest Blackcurrant

    The Plant

    • This early season variety is bred in Scotland by SCRI and is exclusive to Hargreaves Plants for the amateur market. 
    • This has been described as the largest blackcurrant we have ever seen, bearing more than double the fruit size of standard varieties. 
    • An excellent variety for amateur gardens, average berry weight is over double that of other cultivars, with mature bushes producing exceptionally high yields of fruit (up to 4.5kg). 

     The Fruit

    • The fruit itself has a shiny, strong skin with a sweet flavour which makes it ideal for fresh consumption. 
    • This variety also has resistance to Mildew and Leaf Spot, making it one of the most exciting new products in the marketplace.


    Supply of plant material is limited due to the high demand and novelty of this variety.  As such, plants are only available to order on contract, so to book or request further information please contact a member of the sales team. 

    All plants are supplied 'royalty paid' and propagation is strictly prohibited.  Any illegal propagation is liable to lead to legal action.

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  • Redcurrant Varieties

    Redcurrant Varieties

    Junifer Redcurrant Plants

    Junifer Redcurrant PlantsJunifer

    Earliest Cropping Cultivar

    The Plant

    • *A healthy, reliable and consistent cropper showing mid-green foliage through the year
    •  High level of disease resistance
    •  Best growth in well-drained soil,mulching in spring
    • Fast growth with a compact, upright growth havit, full maturity reached between 5-10 years

     The Fruit

    •  Fruit starts to ripen very early and is ready for picking in late June
    • Crops on both 1 and 2 year old wood giving good yields immediately after planting
    • Very heavy crop with high quality berries
    • Large, evenly spaced long strigs of attractive shiny red berries

    For further information, please make contact via the following;
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    JVT Redcurrant Plants

    JVT Recurrant PlantJVT

    Undemanding Early Variety

    The Plant

    • Bushes grow to be large, but are undemanding in soil requirements thus suitable for both commercial and own garden growing
    • Peak growth reached in well-drained, fertile soil rich in organic matter
    • Bushes should be sheltered from strong winds and avoiding frost pockets to prevent damage to the blossom

     The Fruit

    • Offers long trusses showing high yields of large fruit
    • Picking commences in early July
    • Bright jewel-coloured, juicy and deliciously sweet, fine-flavoured fruit
    • Main pruning done in dormant season, but summer pruning of vigorous laterals

    For further information, please make contact via the following;
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    Laxton No 1 Redcurrant Plants

    Laxton No1 Redcurrant PlantsLaxton No 1

    An Old Favourite of The Market

    The Plant

    • Easy-care; content to grow in most soils or aspects
    • Strong-grower and reliable cropper in all districts
    • Later flowering than most other redcurrants, but very heavy yielding plant
    • Plant height reaches approx 1.5m and does not spread with age

     The Fruit

    • Produces small to medium well-flavoured berries
    • Harvesting from mid July - mid August
    • Ideal for either fresh consumption or making jam and jellies
    • Consistent production of very crimson-red, perfectly round fruit
    • A strong, stiff and glossy skin to keep the perfectly rounded shape

    For further information, please make contact via the following;
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    Red Lake Berry

    Red Lake BerryRed Lake

     



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    Red Start Berry

    Red Start Berry Red Start



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  • Whitecurrant Varieties

    White Versailles Berry

    White Versailles BerryWhite Versailles

     

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  • Gooseberries Varieties

    Hinnonmaki Green Goosberry

    Hinnonmai Green GoosberryHinnonmaki Green

     

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    Hinnonmaki Green Goosberry

    Hinnonmai Green GoosberryHinnonmaki Green

     

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    Hinnonmaki Red Gooseberry

    Hinnonmaki Red GoosberryHinnonmaki Red

     



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    Invicta Gooseberry Plants

    Invicta Goosberry PlantInvicta

    Most Widely Planted Gooseberry

    The Plant

    • Vigorous and easy to grow plant
    • Very quickly reaches full potential
    • Good resistance to Powdery Mildew
    • Trained in the same way as raspberries
    • Very high yield year-on-year, double that of Careless, possibly the highest on the market
    • Ready for picking late June onwards

     The Fruit

    • Produces large, oval and smooth skin berries
    • Ripen to a pale yellow colour
    • Sweet enough to eat fresh from the bush
    • Exceptional for all culinary uses

    For further information, please make contact via the following;
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    Xenia Berry

    Xenia GoosberryXenia

    Sweet Dessert Berry

    The Plant

    • High tolerance to mildew
    • New growth has fewer thorns
    • Strong vigour levels
    • Early-mid season
    • Rigid, upright bushes have almost spine-free stems making for easy harvest

     The Fruit

    • Exceptionally sweet flavour
    • Extremely large berries - up to 14g
    • Attractive deep red colour with smooth and shiny skin
    • Fruiting late June - early July
    • Peak production 28-32 months after planting

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Please Contact Us with your enquiry:

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Email: sales@hargreavesplants.com