Forum home Plants

Is this a blackcurrant bush?

melanie 568melanie 568 LeicestershirePosts: 57
Does anyone know if these berrys are blackcurrants?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,339
    They look like black currants to me ... 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Me too.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • melanie 568melanie 568 LeicestershirePosts: 57
    I just dared to try one and they taste ok, and I'm not dead yet...!
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    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.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    I think josusa is right here. Looks like Ribes sanguineum fruit to me
  • melanie 568melanie 568 LeicestershirePosts: 57
    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
Sign In or Register to comment.