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    Default blackcurrants for eating raw

    I was reading a magazine at work today and it said there's now blackcurrants that you can eat raw but I forgot what variety it was - does anybody know?

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    Wellington XXX is the usual one but that is an old variety.

    Perhaps a new one has come along.

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    I always thought you could eat any blackcurrent raw.We have always done so with no ill effects.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

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    You can eat any variety but they're normally very tart, there's meant to be some that are as sweet as a blueberry

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    mine dont even get to leave the allotment usually as they get eaten straight off the bush, so I assume that the variety you mean must be sweeter than normal as they are all edible cooked or not.
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    I eat mine straight off the bush ~ variety is Poundland Special.

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    There's a great article on Blackcurrants here: The Blackcurrant Foundation - About Blackcurrants - Varieties -

    For sweetness:`Ben Sarek’, `Ben Connan’ and the as yet-unreleased `Big Ben’ (which is currently in trials and has the largest and sweetest berries compared to other type)

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