Blackcurrant

Currants of all colours (black, red, and white) are hardy, tough, and tolerant of most conditions. And, although blackcurrants prefer a more fertile soil and higher sunshine levels than white or red currants - that does mean that the whites can be grown in semi-shade, yet still ripen quite successfully!

Blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) are grown mostly for use in pies, jams, and jellies - but are not all that popular for eating fresh. Most of the fruit is borne on last year's new wood, and pruning is normally carried out over winter to encourage new growth for the following years fruit crop.

<p><span>Currants of all colours (black, red, and white) are hardy, tough, and tolerant of most conditions. And, although blackcurrants prefer a more fertile soil and higher sunshine levels than white or red currants - that does mean that the whites can be grown in semi-shade, yet still ripen quite successfully!</span><br /><br /><span>Blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) are grown mostly for use in pies, jams, and jellies - but are not all that popular for eating fresh. Most of the fruit is borne on last year's new wood, and pruning is normally carried out over winter to encourage new growth for the following years fruit crop.</span></p>