Blackcurrants are delicious, easy to grow, and very good for you. The small dark purple berries are packed with vitamin C and other medicinal benefits. Although they have a sharp flavour, juicy blackcurrants can be eaten fresh or added to pies, jams and cordials. Blackcurrants are a versatile fruit bush, good for building up your stock of perennial home grown produce, attracting pollinators and are happy growing in your veg patch or on a sunny patio in a container. Once your blackcurrant bush has settled in, it will reward you with plenty of fruit for years to come.
Blackcurrants grow best in a sunny, sheltered spot where fruits can ripen into fat, juicy berries. Plant bare-root blackcurrant bushes in autumn and pot grown plants at any time of the year. If growing in a container choose a large tub or barrel.