Black Currants For Sale – Is a cold climate plant that grows in northern Europe and Asia and has been grown for almost 500 years. Widely grown throughout Europe, black currants are well known in the United States, largely due to the ban on currant cultivation in the early 1900s when white pine rust—carried by black currants—threatened the US forestry industry. Although the federal ban was transferred to state control in the 1960s, black currants have not yet achieved the fame they boast in Europe. We only grow blackcurrant varieties that are resistant to white pine rust and powdery mildew. These include Titania, Crusader and Minaj Smiriou. We originally planted two varieties but discovered that the Consort had serious mold problems and unfortunately had to pull all 120 plants. We got our first stock from St. Mary’s Nursery. Lawrence in upstate New York and Whitman Farms in Oregon.
Black currants are full of antioxidants and vitamin C. Research led by the Scottish Crop Research Institute confirmed that black currants have higher levels of antioxidants and whole vitamins than many other fruits, including blueberries and pomegranates. The type of antioxidants that black currants have are called anthocyanins. Research has shown that black currants help prevent heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure (Tufts University Study 2006). Blackcurrant seeds are rich in gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), which is believed to reduce inflammation in arthritis, lupus and other inflammatory diseases. GLA also prevents blood clotting and thus can protect against heart attacks and strokes. The leaves and berries also have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and are effective in treating diarrhea caused by E. coli.
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A spoonful of black currants can help eye function in regular computer users, and has been shown to improve brain function. Blackcurrant extract promotes bowel health and reduces symptoms of colon cancer. Black currants have been shown to promote kidney health and reduce the occurrence of kidney stones. You can learn more by reading the tutorial.
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Berries make excellent jams, juices, wines, glazes and sauces. Blackcurrant jam is great for cheesecake, warm brie or panna cotta! Blue Heron Coffeehouse makes our blackcurrant frosting on top of the cheesecake for our Annual Blue Fruit Festival, and it’s delicious.
Blackcurrants are great in smoothies and oatmeal! It’s a great substitute for cranberry sauce. Black currants can be combined with other fruits to make delicious cakes and pies.
Cordials made from black currants are very popular in Europe. It is used as a liqueur in drinks, or taken as a medicine for various diseases. Herbal extracts and powders can also be used for the many health benefits offered by blackcurrants. Creme de cassis is blackcurrant liqueur!
The jams we make from blackcurrant are blackcurrant (our tastiest) and bluecurrant (blueberry and blackcurrant).