Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants are one of the world’s most commercially grown crops and have been picked in the wild since medieval times when they were also used as a medicinal herb.

It wasn’t until the 19th and 20th centuries that research uncovered just how vitamin packed blackcurrants are!

Weight for weight, blackcurrants have 4 times as much vitamin C as oranges and were one of the most grown fruits during the early part of the 20th century, especially during war years when vitamin C wasn’t easy to find elsewhere.
Blackcurrants are also a good source of calcium and iron and are rich in antioxidants.

Kiwi and Blackcurrant Soups
So good to make the most of summer fruits! The first recipe includes white wine so maybe not for a family tea! Kiwi and Blackcurrant Soups

This step by step growing guide will help you get the most out of your home-grown blackcurrants.

Blackcurrants

 

How to Grow Blackcurrants (updated edition)

Download from your favourite retailer on our Mini Guides page

 

 

Happy Gardening!

Linda x

 

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