Black Currant Berry

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The Black Currant Berries of this bushy shrub are deciduous and have a slightly tart flavor, as well as, a great source of vitamin C.

The Black Currant shrub can make an excellent and productive addition to your backyard landscaping.

Latin Name

  • European varieties: Ribes nigrum
  • American varieties: Ribes americanum

How To Grow

Plant young plants in a sunny part of the herb garden in good, well-drained soil. They are happy in cold winter areas. Mulch each shrub with rich compost in the spring before the buds form.

How To Harvest

  • Pick the ripe berries in mid-summer.

How To Cook

  • Black currants are a perfect ingredient for ice cream, summer desserts, jams, preserves, cordials, and liqueurs.


Growth Habit

  • Bushy shrub

Size

  • height: 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m)
  • Width: 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m)

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