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Blackcurrant

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This article is about Ribes nigrum, commonly termed Blackcurrant (Black currant).

Note that Redcurrant and Whitecurrant are a different species called Ribes rubrum, discussed in a separate article (See; Currants).

Taxonomy

Family: Grossulariaceae

Genus: Ribes

Species: R. nigrum

Blackcurrant is therefore closely related to Gooseberry (R. uva-crispa). Jostaberry is a hybrid between R. nigrum, R. uva-crispa and R. divaricatum.

Uses

Can be made into alcoholic drinks, see: Household Cyclopedia, Wines and Ciders (1881)

Can be made into jelly.

See also

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