Ribes nigrum ‘Consort’
Plant 1.5 m (5′) apart.
Dig a hole deeper and wider than the root ball.
Prefers rich, fertile soil with a pH of 6.2-6.5. Chose a site with partial shade to full sun, but will grow and fruit in full shade.
Scale, cane borer, aphids, powdery mildew, white pine blister rust (avoid planting near white pines)
Best time to plant is September to early October, or April to early May.
Pinch off flowers the first year to establish a strong root and cane. Adequate watering, weed prevention and regular pruning are key.
June or July