Description: Blackcurrants, Ribes nigrum, are easy to grow, bearing masses of dark purple to black fruits in mid-summer. They have a tart flavour and are loaded with vitamin C. Eat them fresh off the bush or use them in pies, cordials and jams. Blackcurrants can be grown in open soil or in containers.
Care: Prune when dormant in late autumn to late winter. Fruit forms on young wood. Prune to remove older wood.