Just get the blackcurrants and enjoy as they are, or freeze them for keeps. I lived in England for 7 years and YES, there’s black currant *everything* and *everywhere*. Not that common, but they taste great :-), Looks like all this fancy cooking is the art of making some healthy ingredients, unhealthy. I did not see how to start a new comment, so I am replying to this one even though my comments are unrelated to this specific post. It has a grey to light-brown back, marked with black blotches, buff and white underparts with dark streaks and a black band that runs from near its eye down to its neck. You might know them, but I will post anyway: * Creme de cassis, the French sweet sticky liqueur made from black currant is just delicious. Great post Christina. (Sorry, I’m just seeing this now, I was out of the country a lot of 2019.). And something anybody can make. The bush is well established and is about 3 m wide by 2 m deep, and 1.5 m high. I believe redcurrants and blackcurrants (ribes nero) are related. I would cover them (and add some sugar) but that’s me :). Step 2 Note the patterns of the leaves on the shrub. Even though I’ve been a huge fan of blackcurrant jam, I’ve been oblivious to the difference between currents and blackcurrants so thanks so much for teaching me something new. With black currant, you will want to prune so that the plant gets new wood each season, because that is where the fruit will be coming from, the growth from the previous year. Enjoy them! 250g Mascarpone type oF currant as well. Be the first to answer this question. I have a huge amount of blackcurrants growing in my garden right now. It is native to temperate parts of central and northern Europe and northern Asia, where it prefers damp fertile soils and is widely … The Gooseberry bush is a thorny shrub with three to five-leaf leaves and tasty berries that come in different colors, but the most common color is yellowish-green. The bush attains roughly the same size as if it were a conventional one but it is supported on a clear stem, usually this is grafted at around 40”. I was told they were supposed to taste bad. I think I might try that! Do this in spring, before the mites spread in the summer to uninfected bushes. I made my first batch of black currant jam since I’ve been in the U.S. as well as one my favorite German red currant cakes. I posted a recipe a while back and some people on Facebook said – looks good but we can’t get blackcurrants in the USA and I was baffled. What a great article on currents! It’s just so wrong! Wish us luck! Latest. You don’t need to add any additional pectin or lemon juice in this recipe, just blackcurrants, water, and sugar. My late dad, here in the UK, used to grow blackcurrants in the garden. It’s actually really difficult to buy them in the UK, probably because they are all going into Ribena! California currants and Gooseberries have berries that the birds love, flowers you'll love, put a few ribes in your garden. Regarding fruitcake: it’s dried (Zante) currants, not blackcurrants. Dried grapes from Corinth are “currants”! Feb 20, 2017 - Explore John Moore's board "Black currant bushes" on Pinterest. They’ll definitely be lined up to go in some jam, and some homemade cordial too. I’d love to try it myself! I love redcurrants, too, but blackcurrants are my favorite. This was so interesting to, Christina, as I guess I’ve been getting scammed all these years buying “currants” that were actually from grapes! Many other species of shrubs and trees also produce fruit that look just like blackberries but differ in classification, flavor, texture and development. I was just excited to have free trees since I had to pay $25 for each of the blackcurrants form the nursery and wanted to share my excitement. Currant canes lack the spines and bear 8 to 30 pea-sized berries in clusters. Recommended Varieties Blackcurrant ‘Ben Connan’ – a small bush variety of blackcurrant, with plenty of large, glossy black fruits ready to pick from early July. 13 June 2011 at 12:07PM. This is one of my favorite blackcurrant recipes. Wanted to stress that there is a red (and very sour!) Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "aa4e60f900c07f7fa14464d152b46059" );document.getElementById("g3fd1f9eaa").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); A Scottish Italian cook living in Los Angeles, Christina is usually cooking, baking or (cr)eating something scrumptious. Hi Philip, Northwest Wild Foods in WA carries blackcurrants. Between that and the different varieties of cream, it got so that my husband finally asked if we could have something other than berries and cream for dessert! 13 June 2011 at 12:07PM. Lucky you! Thank you for the encouragement Christina I did try mixing about 10% black currant with 90% red Bartlett pears which are grown in the rogue Valley in Oregon where I live. 300ml Double Cream Some fruit can taste sour. * Vanilla ice creme with a splash of black currant concentrate. I’ve never seen them dried or frozen but have bought commercially produced jam which is just too sweet. Hi. Thanks for shedding light on the subject and good luck for re-introducing them. Does anyone know what the inside of a Blackcurrant should look like - I have searched the Internet and my gardening books and the leaves and currants do look like Blackcurrant but the inside is making me nervous - maybe I am just picking them too early - nay help/advice would be great, thanks. More info on Blackcurrant gall midge. When to Call the Game Warden. As their name suggests, wild blueberries can be found in abandoned fields, along the side of the road, in forests and on mountains. Thanks for featuring my Summer Pudding lollies, Summer Pudding is impossible without blackcurrants. I am incredibly frustrated that I cannot find the REAL currants anywhere in the US, whether in-store or online. ‘Ben Hope’ is a resistant cultivar. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's 4-year-old daughter North looks EXACTLY like Reggie Bush and his wife Lilit Avagyan's 4-year-old daughter Briseis Bush. I have a few suggestions. Here’s a place you can order from, Sharri: https://nwwildfoods.com/product/dried-black-currants/. So, someone selling “black currants” online that are actually selling Zante currants are misleading the public because “black” currants are not the same as Zante currants. Guess I need to ask for more jam from them! Well, you can bet I’m going to keep fighting to get blackcurrants into mainstream America’s vocabulary and kitchens!! Good luck with them! […] drink recipe which includes a much too overlooked superfruit: black currants. I.e. I have three varieties, Ben Alder, Ben Hope and Ben Lomond. This is what a tumbleweed looks like before it dies and roams the land. Black currant is a plant. My husband has some health issues and I’m pumped by the ratings of this fruit. Each jar lasts about 3 days once opened, so we have to ration them and ensure a pot is saved for Christmas-time. Subjecting fruit to temperatures above those of pasteurization destroys a proportion of their vitamins and phytonutrients. Now, how Anthony gooseberries? I’m all over these! So tonight I am back at it cleaning more currents. But then you can pick fresh blackcurrants in the summer and freeze them. I’ll give your recipe a try. It is a naturalized cross between black currant and ordinary gooseberry. What do they look like? Great info! Cakes and muffins, yes, or dried blackcurrants in cookies, just not fresh (too sour). even from are pure health perspective, consuming prepared or cooked black currants is desirable for several reasons. Thank you!! Does Kate Bush have tattoos? Thank you so much for the information Christina. Has anyone ever tried baking cookies with black currants? I discovered what looks like a blackcurrent bush on a forest trail in southern B.C. We bought the frozen blackcurrants on our way back from a holiday at a store about 100 miles away. The species is widely cultivated and has escaped into the wild in many regions. Unfortunately, not the case (again) in SoCal! Although they are usually used in baking, jams and jellies because of their tart flavor, some types are sweet enough to eat right off the bush. British recipes will never refer to currants for blackcurrants, it’s only the US that doesn’t know the difference (most times). The plot is not ideally sited and slopes downhill towards the north, so it is rather shaded. That’s taking it a bit too far, I think. Blackcurrant compôte can be used for all sorts of things. Your email address will not be published. How to Grow Black Currant. This would be great using fresh currants (the original recipe is for fresh.) Updated: August 13, 2019. Ornamental as well as practical, currants are an excellent choice for home gardens in northern states. It’s a specialty made and sold in Denmark (of all places) for more than a hundred years, but you can try to make your own version if you like: Blend black currants with dark rum and add some muscovado sugar. The plant produces dark purple, almost black, round fruits that look like black gooseberries but without the thorns. FEEDING BLACKCURRANT BUSHES The feeding requirements of blackcurrant bushes is minimal. The most effective solution is to plant white pines in areas devoid of the environment the fungus needs to breed. Also all sorts of other berries I had never heard of. I myself prefer the black variety for most occasions. I was afraid they would be bitter but when it’s diluted it doesn’t taste bitter. I take a minor issue with you calling your black currants the official use and specific to the plant grown in England. Wild blueberries belong to the Vaccinium genus and are loved for the sweet-tart fruits they produce in mid- to late summer. You don’t know how lucky you are, Audrey! The leaves of the blackcurrants make a pleasant herbal tea. A delicious cake that is just right for taking on a picnic, or for a garden party or for just because!! Have you written to the pub to ask for the recipe? Hi Christiana, ... Yup that right thur is a Mojave Mulberry bush. Archived. Do we need to get rid of the bushes? I do use a scale so I went with lbs. :). Christina – my favourite fruit, too. Enjoy! That sounds amazing, Pauline! The blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum), also known as black currant or cassis, is a woody shrub in the family Grossulariaceae grown for its berries. You're awesome for doing it! Set each plant at least 6cm (2.25in) deeper than it was previously, so it develops into a multi-stemmed stool bush. Thanks. We never got around to making jam as my brothers and I ate them straight from the bush. Kate Bush in 2020: Still married to her Husband Danny McIntosh? Your jam looks awesome Christina! The stems of blackcurrant bushes are covered with these small red swellings or warts. Nobody has any currants ready to eat in their garden at the moment, but many of us have fruit bushes rapidly coming into bud, and for those who do not grow any, then believe me, you should. Are these the same black currants you are referring to? Isn’t it sad, Jill? Yes, that is why, Annie. The black currant bush has pale green-colored leaves while the red currant bush has a deeper greenish-bluish shade. 300g Blackcurrants Fresh black, red, pink, or white currants, as well as dried black currants, can be enjoyed in various ways. Who doesn't love being #1? Black Currants are packed with goodness. I used to enjoy “ribes” in Italy, which I understand are also currents but red. :). However, people will be able to find the recipe on the BBC site. If blackcurrant bushes are kept well fed and watered you could be harvesting fruit a year after planting. Jostaberry bushes begin to crop well after two years, and up to 4-5kg fruit per bush is possible. Hunting. I just loaded up on De Cecco pasta tonight as it was on sale at Smart and Final (I won’t tell you how much I bought)! Not sure about the connection, if any to black currents…. No matter how long I go without shaving, my pubic hair ends up looking more like patchy teenage scruff than it does a full-bodied bush. Hi, I grew up on blackcurrants, and the only drink my 4 year old grandson drinks is his “red water” (Ribera). You’ll be able to dry them, bake and cook and make tons of jam! A strawberry bush looks like a green hairpiece with many red juicy delicious berries. When plump and ripe the acidity is balanced perfectly by sweetness but the fruit is quite delicate. The redcurrant, or red currant (Ribes rubrum) is a member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family.It is native across Europe. The leaves and all-over shape of the bush look similar to current bushes I'm familiar with but the branches of the bush itself are covered with sharp tiny prickles, so I am wondering if this is a true currant or what other type of fruit- bearing shrub it might be. There’s a new kid in the berry patch. If your fruit wants to be called currants, then it is this use that is a misnomer. One of the most important aspects of navigating through the wilderness is understanding what makes a good food source and what doesn’t. ... My blackcurrant bush fruited this year for the first time 4lbs. Currant bushes are a great addition to the edible landscape. Serve for breakfast with granola and yoghurt, swirl into vanilla ice cream to make a blackcurrant ripple, or serve with meringue and cream. 10 New Bushcraft Skills You Should Master this Winter. You are SOOOO lucky! Enjoy! I love to snack on them, but I think they’d be great in scones and baked goods, too! Hiya, we have a blackcurrant bush in our garden and my partner opened one up and it was like a slimey substance with seeds in it inside, is this what they normally look like? Made my own a month ago and am currently hunting down blackcurrants here in Perth in Western Australia. It’s perfect for them in the Pacific Northwest! We lived in Australia for a year and loved the Ribena drink. Currants have no spines or thorns, gooseberries are pricks. I’m not familiar with CurrantC and appreciate the info, I look forward to checking them out. I made jam yesterday using the same recipe minus the lemon. The fruits are larger than a blackcurrant and are dark reddish black in colour. :-D They are extremely astringent raw. They can grow 3-6 feet wide and tall, and can range in color from red, white, pink, or black. I’ve deleted the method as copying a recipe in full is actually copyright infringement. Enjoy! Close relatives include the loganberry, lingonberry, partridgeberry, whortleberry, and even the cranberry. I’ve only recently begun to realise that they are more of a British fruit and now, thanks to you, I know why that is. YES! They are very slow in coming out this year, but I thought it was because we had moved them over the winter. Ribes rubrum is a deciduous shrub normally growing to 1–1.5 metres (3–5 ft) tall, occasionally 2 m (7 ft), with five-lobed leaves arranged spirally on the stems. Beautiful. My apologies! Hi Christina: Is there a small typo with the sugar? Currant bushes have alternately-spaced leaves (they are not opposite each other on the stem). Survival. Thanks for including a link to mine:-). Heaven! Read on for more jostaberry tree info. I’ll put a draft in my posts to do a “What’s in my kitchen” sort of list for those who are interested. most probably because we have become so used to piling on the sugar and therefore have warped our taste buds. you'll have the bush for a long time and it spreads fast. I believe I measured the 2 lbs of sugar in cups and it was 4.5 cups. The way you prune it will also depend on the type you have. 13 Toxic Wild Plants That Look Like Food. Glad you found Kerrygold, isn’t it so good? I have never tried a black currant! Just great. The foliage has a yummy blackcurrant aroma when you crush it or brush past. At least you can get some 100 miles away. Black dots called perithecia, which contain spores of the fungus, appear in the fungal mats covering the affected areas. The Gooseberry bush is a thorny shrub with three to five-leaf leaves and tasty berries that come in different colors, but the most common color is yellowish-green. How to prune soft fruit Gardening Guides from BBC Gardening. The leaves of the redcurrant plant are a deep shade of bluish-green and are shaped a bit like a maple leaf. :), […] may already know I’m on a mission to spread the word about black currants, […]. They are very slow in coming out this year, but I thought it was because we had moved them over the winter. What else does it do? Sounds weird? :( I need a reverse greenhouse to grow rhubarb and blackcurrants, haha! Fourth one definitely looks like my blackcurrant at the moment, 2 and 3 are the same as my redcurrant. Base: 100g Butter, melted CurrantC is located in NY. Would you consider posting a list of food products/ingredients that you like and have in your pantry? The more I tried them, the more appealing they were to me. I live on the borders of London/Kent. Some people also like to cook them into preserves or jellies, or use them as a topping on ice cream or pancakes. Just be careful when choosing the variety of the blackcurrant. Can you believe it, Camilla? The blackcurrants are about 3 years old. I love the jam and bunt cakes made from currants. I’m mostly familiar with black currants from the French creme de cassis, used in making the drink kir , and in a fabulous blueberry pie recipe I make. 2tbsp Blackcurrant Conserve You can eat currant berries plain, by themselves. I am told that there is a white currant type too, but I have never tried those. Glad you saw my post about CurrantC! Blackcurrant ‘Ben Connan’ – a small bush variety of :). Can you tell me where to shop for the fruit… when (what time of yr they’re harvested)? You can eat black currants raw, but I am willing to bet that you will not eat half a handful before your mouth revolts! the same amount of water? I am wondering whether a) I should pile earth higher than what looks like a graft so that I then get a bush and b) how should I prune the blackcurrant as all shoots are fairly new. I’m English so I grew up with blackcurrants – in jam, pies, Ribena. I got a bottle Of what I hope is a good flavored rum. I prefer the Ben Alder, very sour and tasty raw. Similar to Germany where red currants have always been popular and also virtually unknown here (I especially miss those). Your email address will not be published. Go ahead and eat your black currants “as they are” (and good luck as they’re so sour), and I’ll eat mine in jam every now and then. So glad that your seeds sprouted and you’ve been blessed with more seedlings! Blackcurrant Jam is one of the easiest jams you can make. And for the recipe for your blackcurrant jam – it looks so delicious! We'll walk you through how to grow black currant in this article, as well as why the plant was banned for a long time too. First, Eau de Froehliche № 3 recalls both the buds and the berries of blackcurrant, with natural and full juicy bits plus a miraculous resinous and acrid smell, almost tasty. This spring as I was weeding I couldn’t figure out what kind of invasive tree was growing out of my flower bed. There is even a clove currant (Ribes odoratum), which is very fragrant.All currants have attractive flowers and maple-like leaves that make them desirable in the edible landscape. Given how uncommon it is in the country, you may not even previously have seen it before and might therefore not know what it looks like. Oh wow, that sounds wonderful! Thank you! I was lucky enough to experience a Blackcurrant Merengue Pie at a local pub. That’s amazing! Required fields are marked *. I also purchased two other currents from Walmart and the fruit form them tastes really bad to the point there is no way I will eat it. But I can see that other people have posted comments about it. Does she smoke? It’s like they’ve been cursed over here! The tartness of the blackcurrant cuts through the sweetness of the cream cheese and the mascapone. Black currants grow everywhere in New England! Oh lucky you! With a sweet and bright acidic berry flavor, currants are delicious when eaten fresh. If you even get the chance to buy some blackcurrant jam from Raymond Blanc @ Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons do it – it’s expensive but unbelievably good. The scale would be the only way of measuring that I would use, but I can’t due to my US audience who rarely use scales. Just one plant can provide a generous crop of berries. He told me there’s no demand and I’m the first person to ask for them in 25 years. The flower is bell-shaped with reddish leaves and smaller white-yellow petals on the bell's edge. I have a very old blackcurrant bush on my allotment. Blackcurrants are an easy-to-grow, fruit-bearing bush that produces edible purple berries during the summer. That’s great, Jackie! Posted by 4 years ago. i … Glad you have a scale and thanks for noticing the possible typo. I thought I could put about a teaspoon in to an 8 ounce jar as I cap each one. The jam looks fab, but what really got my attention was the amount of calcium, iron and vitamin C. I’m a new convert. I had no idea you could find currents in the US. These black berries produce a homemade wine that's full bodied and fruity. How much per lb. Something is wrong with my spam filter the past few days! Jostaberry (pronounced yust-a-berry) comes from a complex cross between the black currant bush and gooseberry plant, combining the best of both parents.It provides a more generous crop than the stingy currant bush without those pesky gooseberry thorns. Heard about the ban but just stopped there. Ben Hope are much sweeter, some will prefer them, but not so tasty in my view. :), Many places in the US carry the jam, like Cost Plus World Market and any higher end grocery store should also have it, Jenna, but it’s never like homemade. 5tbsp Vanilla Sugar (or) Caster Sugar Find out what amazing health benefits these delicious berries offer. Plants have a slightly open, spreading habit for easy picking. Now I can’t wait to taste the real black currents. :). it was amazing and I have never been able to replicate it. I had no idea there was any confusion between currants and blackcurrants, but I am in the UK so that’s probably why; love your jam recipe too. I wasn’t aware of the ban history in the U.S, only that black currants are virtually unheard of here. I live in Ohio. It is around this time of the year that I like to start one of my favorite gardening activities – dreaming about next year! Black Currant Seed Oil, Cassis, European Black Currant, Groseille Noir, Grosella Negra, Kurokarin, Nabar, Paper, Ribes Nigri Folium (Black Currant Leaf), Ribes Nero, Ribes nigrum. It took several years to get going, but it’s really awesome having them in your backyard! High in nutrition and low in fat, its no wonder currants are more popular than ever. I think of a bush (like blueberries) typically as plant with a single trunk with branches that spread out. Blackcurrants are naturally high in pectin which is the agent required to make the jam set. Is It Good For You? Full of vitamins and antioxidants. Anyways, I only have a 1/2 acre yard and am going to try to find a way to pant all of them. It is around 55 centimetres tall. Blackcurrant is among the berries that contain most vitamin C. The berries are full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. You do not know what you are missing. My Mum grew her own blackcurrants so we always had lots of them … and I know how time-consuming they are to pick. Growing Red and white currants These are very productive and easy fruits to grow, but are often neglected because they are too sharp to eat many raw —though I see they are currently making a comeba…, Order Tramadol Online Australia Tramadol Buy Purchasing Tramadol Online Get Tramadol Online Tramadol Online Australia Tramadol Online Texas Buy Cheap Tramadol Mastercard Order Tramadol Online In Ohio Tramadol Mastercard Overnight Online Tramadol Cod Overnight, A well managed blackcurrant bush can provide quite a harvest in a year with more than enough to meet the need of the kitchen and very often surplus to freeze for the winter months. 0 0 1. This, and other articles describe the blackberry fruit as growing on a bush. Be the first to answer! What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare . How to Make Falafel Balls and a KoMo Classic Grain Mill Review, Taste of Italy at the Pico House in Downtown Los Angeles to Benefit IAMofLA 2016. I know about white and red currants, and the other suggestions, except for the blackcurrant rum! There’s no demand because people don’t know what they are. Help spread the word. Can I use them for anything or do I just have to throw them out? Being able to take out some berries from your freezer whenever you feel like it and bake a pie or make a smoothie, is an absolute privilege ! Should 2 lbs of sugar be 4 1/2 cups? Ugh!!! The Blackcurrant bush is on the high, south end of the plot. Pruning and caring for blackcurrant. The leaves should appear similar to that of a maple. In my opinion, currants are an aquired taste. Christina is on a mission to save authentic Italian dishes from extinction, and is constantly promoting Scottish (and British) food as some of the best cuisine the world has to offer—one steak pie and sticky toffee pudding at a time. Lovely to see blackcurrants promoted on your page, Christina. Very true, but as you said, I think people who want them grow them, as they grow so well in the UK. I’ve bought jam online but it’s nothing like the homemade. They are lobed, with toothed edges. Topping: Additionally, it does not require any protection or warmth. I wrote about black currants last year, and how they hold a powerhouse of vitamins, and have so many health benefits, there are too many […], […] 4 oz Zante currants (not blackcurrants) […]. Blackcurrant has a strong taste that's quite special and without sugar there are those who think it tastes more like medicine. You are correct about the cooking of fruit, and let’s not get into the addition of sugar, however, in my opinion, your perspective is a bit skewed. Answer. Thanks for sharing, Gerry. I want to rock it like a 70s porn star. More Survival. 0. Then, the perfume continuously fades like a painted watercolor awashed, layer by layer. “Now, many of you may be familiar with Zante currants (or Corinthian raisins), which are essentially tiny raisins, right? :). Asked by Wiki User. I know they grow wild here and they’re also a common feature of many people’s back yards! And Ribena is one of my favourite squashes to have in the house! Was it something like this? Hmm, I had no idea. The berries are most commonly used to make things like pies, jams, and beverages. :(. Jostaberry bushes begin to crop well after two years, and up to 4-5kg fruit per bush is possible. People use the seed oil, leaves, fruit, and flowers to make medicine. :) Thank you so much! Let me know how it turns out, but I think you’ll be very happy with the results! Are you sure the currants will be okay with just one tsp of rum? They are very sour, as I expected. Must we eat everything in nature as is? I believe you, Gerry! Have you tried blackcurrants, Frank? Japanese Maple: Japanese maple though doesn’t produce edible herbs (like rosemary or marjoram) however it is one of the plants that look like weed but aren’t and gives an assortment of colors of leaves that can add a lot to the outlook of your garden.. Japanese maple is a beautiful plant that can be grown outdoor in the soil as well as indoor in the containers. Black currants are so tasty, but sour, so maybe someone who told you they were bad was referring to the sour taste? My mom goes to England sometimes, so I’ll ask her to bring me some next time (if I don’t join her, that is! To satisfy your curiosity, here’s a picture of its berries. This is what a tumbleweed looks like before it dies and roams the land. Gooseberry canes normally produce a spine at each leaf node and bear roughly grape-sized berries singly or in groups of two or three. These don't look like insects, but they come off the bark quite easily. What upsets me most are the big companies selling currants as blackcurrants to unsuspecting consumers. Sure, Jeanne! Apparently, some trees were dying on the east coast and somehow the disease was attributed to blackcurrant bushes, so they were obliterated and banned until 1966 (I remember the year because it’s when I was born). These are more like a gooseberry when slightly unripe, but similar to a sweetish blackcurrant when fully ripe in late July, early August. Fab Food 4 All, https://nwwildfoods.com/product/dried-black-currants/, Hot Black Currant and Orange Citrus Drink for Colds and Flu - Christina's Cucina, Scottish Tea Bread (Fruit Loaf) - Christina's Cucina, http://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/jamie-olivers-weekend-project-blackcurrant-meringue-pies/ca772a34-2063-4384-891a-4b2869a922de, Shortbread Cookie Recipe (Easy Recipe from Scotland), Apple Cranberry Crisp (Easy and Delicious), Stuffed Shells (Italian Recipe with Ricotta and Spinach). I like to be a bit centered in life. Look out for the small, distorted and crumpled foliage of blackcurrant gall midge and the enlarged rounded buds in winter that fail to develop in spring which indicates blackcurrant big bud mite. You are so very fortunate! However, it was then left up to the individual states. At the end of the winter, cut back old blackcurrant branches to about one-third and free some space in the center to create a bowl-like shape. 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