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Blackcurrant - Ribes nigrum (latin)

Geographical origin: Northern Europe.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 1.50 m, width up to 1.50 m.
Foliage: Deciduous and scented.
Type of soil: Rich and well drained, avoid very chalky soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to -25°C. Needs the winter cold in order to produce.
Exposure: Partial shade to full sun.

Properties and uses:
The blackcurrant has been cultivated for its fruit for several centuries. The fruit is harvested in July when it is ripe. The fruits have many therapeutic qualities and are very rich in vitamin C. They can be eaten raw as fruits but can also be used in both sweet and savory dishes or even in liqueurs.
It is best to plant several blackcurrant bushes together as this improves fruiting and to cut them back in the winter.

The different varieties:
Blackcurrant 'Andega': This blackcurrant Bush reaches maturity mid-July. Highly productive, its fruits are of average size, firm, sour and tasty.
Blackcurrant 'Merveille de Gironde': This Blackcurrant bush produces very big, juicy, sweet and flavoursome fruits which are harvested late, at the end of July, beginning of August.

Blackcurrant Jam

Blackcurrant Jam

Blackcurrant Jam: The great taste of bread and jam from bygone days is contained in this pot !

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