History: Titania black currant (Ribes nigrum) was developed by Pal Tamas in Sweden. It was bred as a cross between the varieties Consort, Kayaanin Musta, and Altaskaya Dessertnaya in 1969 and chosen for further evaluation in 1974. Since its release it has become one of the most popular currants in North America.
Why We Grow It: It is easy to see why Titania has become so popular. It produces large, juicy berries with a rich, mild flavour. It is also resistant to White Pine Blister Rust and mildew.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3
Soil Preference: Loam, prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Bush reaches up to 2m tall, vigorous with an upright and spreading growth habit, takes one to two years to produce fruit. Resistant to White Pine Blister Rust and mildew.
Sun/Shade: Prefers full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily) but will tolerate some shade
Pollination:Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different black currant variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Ripens: Early July
Storage: Keeps up to two weeks when stored in the fridge