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Currant, Black
Currant, Black

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Grow currants in well-drained soil, which has been enriched by adding plenty of well-rotted manure. Choose a slightly sheltered spot out of strong winds, and although plants prefer full sun, they will tolerate dappled shade. Avoid frost pockets. Water newly planted bushes well in dry weather, but long-established plants seldom need watering. The berry has a 1cm diameter, has a black color, a calyx at the top and a rather glossy skin, and it contains several seeds. It is an easy crop to grow. They are frost tolerant.

Comments Warnings :  The Black Currant fruit can be eaten raw, it has a strong tart taste. It is also made into jams, jellies, can be added to icecreams, yoghurt, summer pudding and other deserts. They are renowned for their high Vitamin C content GLA (Gamma-Linoleic Acid, a very rare Omega-6 essential fatty acid) and potassium. They have been shown to have twice the potassium of bananas, four times the vitamin C of oranges, and twice the antioxidants of blueberries. They are very rich in many phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals.