Currant OR Currant
Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:54 PM
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:02 PM
Black currants are actually quite large, even when dried. They do have seeds on the inside. They are not very sweet. As an example:https://www.currantc.../Dried-CurrantsThe boxes of currants in the grocery store, at least in Ohio, are zante currants, which are actually a grape. They may even be marketed as currants without being labeled zante currants. Sun-Maid even describes them as "Natural Zante Currants are sun-dried from the Black Corinth grape, a very special grape grown in only selected vineyards of California." They are seedless and sweet and flavorful.Most of the recipes that call for the addition of currants are probably asking for the small dried grape. However, with some recipes, I have to wonder which they are using. Most people would not distinguish them from the name but they definitely would provided a different character to the wine.
Agree with mic. Raisins are grapes....currants are not grapes.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:05 PM
Black Currants (Ribes spp.) only yield 4-6# per shrub; not a great producer. My reds yield at least twice what the blacks do. You may be better off with reds.
I honestly have not been seeing currants too much. Though I did plant some red currants about 6 years ago, so now I have crazy fruitful mature plants. I only wish I had planted black currants!
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