Posted: 10/05/2014 at 12:32
For good value , you can't beat a blackcurrant bush.
Fresh blackcurrants are nigh on impossible to buy.
One bush planted 20 years ago, gives about 7 pounds of fruit a year. A hardwood cutting taken off it and shoved in a patch of sandy soil gives another 7 Lb a year.
3 hours a year picking, one hour pruning and 10 minutes in spring for a sprinkling of fertiliser.
2 hours to make 14 jars of jam. Enough to keep us going all year and a few to give away.