Solid yields make the European Blackcurrant a great choice for the farm and home food garden. High in Vitamin C and strongly flavoured, fruit can be used fresh and is often used in cooking, cordials and syrups.
• Pollination Group: self-fertile so other pollinators not needed
• Uses: eating, cooking, preserving, freezing, juicing, cordials, jams, tarts, wines, syrups
• Harvest: December to January
• Features: great flavour: great source of vitamin C
Reference 1 Gilbert, A. (2011) Berry bounty. Hyland House Publishing, Australia.
Reference 2 University of California (1998) Speciality and minor crops handbook (2nd ed). University of California, USA.
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