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Ribena giving away blackcurrent bushes.

Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 1:23 pm
by peter
If you buy a tetrapak ready to drink Ribena and have a purple straw then you win (for the price of a stamp) a "Ribena Cutting".

Ribena plant

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:01 pm
by Railway Child
I've got two of these already (you can also win on the labels of the 500ml bottles) and have just sent for another 4. :) The cutting comes in a padded envelope just as a dry stick with buds along the length and instructions for planting. One thing that the instructions do not say is what type of blackcurrant the cutting how do I tell once its up and growing?


Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 10:07 pm
by Rubberman
The cuttings may be small but for the price of a stamp, they're well worth it!
I've got 5 of these in the ground already, another 3 labels sent off, and a couple more ready to go - the benefits of having a small person around! Anyway, for info, the variety is Ben Hope. They claim that
"This variety has been bred specially by the Scottish Crop Research Institute and chosen especially by Ribena. It is more disease resistant than most of the others available – perfect for growing at home!" More info at:

When I have all my bushes in full production (in a few years time, based on the size of the cuttings!) I hope to be able to challenge the Ribena claim that 95% of all British Blackcurrants go into their drink!

Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 3:11 pm
by nog
Can you send off loads of lables in one envelope cos I have about 20.

Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 3:28 pm
by peter
I sent two straws the other day, I'll let you know. :D

Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:16 am
by Rubberman
It's not clear on the packs/labels but they refer you to the website for full terms & conditions. It says there that bulk applications will not be accepted.
Maybe they'll not consider a few as bulk but you're probably pushing your luck with 20!