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.
This step by step growing guide will help you get the most out of your home-grown blackcurrants.
How to Grow Blackcurrants (updated edition)
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