The bushes are highly ornamental and provide visual appeal, take up a relatively small growing area, and provide plenty of fruit for eating fresh or making into preserves and pies and wines. Black grape like, large sweet tasting berries. Extremely vigorous. Used for dessert, jam and wine making! It is thoroughly reliable giving good crops year after year.Bushes can produce 10 – 12 lbs. of berries per bush!
The Currant Berry is native to parts of Western Europe. This is a much overlooked berry, which makes the most sumptuous jelly, and ice cream. It is easy and trouble free to grow, easy to pick, and yet is surprisingly rare on allotments or even to buy the fruit in shops. Two fully grown plants should produce enough fruit for most familiey, you can have ripe fruit available from July to October.
*The bushes are self fertile, and will continue fruiting well for many years with very little attention! *Currants ripen in mid to late summer. When ripe, the berries are clear red or translucent black. To harvest, pick the entire cluster as the fruit is very delicate. The clusters can be frozen whole for jelly or juice! Nutritionally, currants are high in Vitamin C, and also contain traces of Vitamin B, iron, and phosphorus. Discover for yourself that bigger isn’t necessarily better.
Give these beautiful small fruits a spot in your garden, and you’ll reap rewards that are visually and taste appealing! #1224 It is easy to grow anywhere, grows in most soils and can even cope in the shade.