General description: The Titania blackcurrant cultivar was created in Sweden in 1969. It has proved itself over generations thanks to its frost resistance, resistance to popular diseases and, above all, sweet, juicy and delicious fruit. The Titania shrub grows vigorously. It creates erect shrubs that can reach up to 2 m in height, and with age they take on a more spherical shape. This cultivar is recommended for any home garden as well as for commercial farms.
Flowers: Tiatnia’s flowers are small, melliferous and gathered in clusters.
Blooming: This shrub blooms relatively late, near the end of April. Thank to this, its flowers are not susceptible to harsh spring frosts.
Leaves: Tiatnia has large, glabrous, three to five-lobed leaves, flat or heart-shaped at the base with doubly serrate margins. The leaves give off a strong, characteristic smell. Fresh foliage has tomentose veins.
Fruit: Titania bears some of the most aromatic berries amongst blackcurrants. Their aroma harmonizes perfectly with the slightly sweet taste. Titania’s blackcurrants are medium to large, black, and lustrous. Their flesh is light green with a slightly pink tint and hides tiny seeds.
Ripening: Titani berries ripen in the middle of July. The first fruit usually appear on shrubs the year they are planted.
Cultivation requirements: The Titania cultivar grows best in sunny locations or in semi-shade. It tolerates average and clay soils. It prefers slightly acidic substrates, a pH of 6.2-6.7 is ideal.
Care: Titania seedlings do not require pruning. Three years after planting, it should only be pruned to remove any damaged or withered stems. It likes mulching, for example with bark, sawdust, compost.
Overwintering: This cultivar does great in temperate climates. It withstands temperatures of down to -26°C but covering young seedlings for the winter is recommended.