Dave and I have attended your nursery a couple of times now. Your assistants are truly welcoming and extremely knowledgeable, and we have seen amazing results in the clarity of our pond water since purchasing some of the oxygenating plants we bought from you ie. crispa, water violet, water cress etc. Dave practically fell in the tank of crispa when we visited you and it has been a standing joke ever since. Thanks to all of you for your help and we will visit again soon.
Elaine Harvey, Aylesford
Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 1 - 2 feet (30 - 60 cm) tall including pot.Available from approximately mid June 2013.
This new variety really sets the standard for blackcurrants, and makes it the first real dessert variety (ie can be eaten raw without needing sugar).
Usually ripening in the first couple of weeks of July (so it's early too), the fruits are large and firm and have a delicate flavour. But what really stands this variety apart is its sweetness (with a Brix value of up to 15%); you genuinely do not need sugar if eating these raw.
The plant itself has a reasonably vigorous habit and, without training, will produce an open slightly spreading bush; it is also perfect for growing on wires or as a cordon.
With the added benefit of its excellent resistance to powdery mildew we really cannot recommend this variety enough.
Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.
Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants Victoriana Nurseries sell that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.
How To Plant & Grow Soft Fruit
Information on unpacking and planting bare root and pot grown soft fruits either in the open ground or in containers and pots.
Tree Wishes - magazine article giving inspiration to those thinking about growing fruit written by Stephen Shirley for Grow Your Own magazine.