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Is this a blackcurrant bush?

Does anyone know if these berrys are blackcurrants?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,014
    They look like black currants to me ... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Me too.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I just dared to try one and they taste ok, and I'm not dead yet...!
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,446
    Me three. Blackcurrant leaves smell blackcurranty if you crush them .  They are a bit late, I picked all the ones I beat the blackbirds to in the middle of July.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    edited August 2019
    I recently found out that flowering currant has fruit that looks very like blackcurrant, only a bit dusty-looking.  They are edible, but not worth it, they taste of nothing much.
    That might be what you have there.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,367
    I think josusa is right here. Looks like Ribes sanguineum fruit to me

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • yes, I think so too, it didn't taste of much and the flesh was white, rather than the juicy tartness I remember from a blackcurrant
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