All About Blackcurrant

Latin name : Ribes nigrum L

It is believed that the blackcurrant became popular in the UK in the midst of World War Two when oranges were widely unavailable.

Sweet and sharp in taste, processed blackcurrant is now commonly used in juices, syrups and cordials.

Fruit fact...

Blackcurrants have a characteristic aroma which is held in high esteem by the natives of Northern Europe. This distinct scent is released by rubbing the blackcurrant leaves.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

June, July

Southern Hemisphere

February, March

Significant countries of origin

U.K., Poland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand