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    LisBet is offline Germinator
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    Default Newbie thinks redcurrants

    I have been in my house for 2 years now and getting to know the pretty mature garden I got with it. I have a bush at the back of the garden which I think is redcurrants. They look like redcurrants and they're lovely and ripe right now. But how do I know they really are redcurrants?

    I don't want to sound totally without knowledge but I don't really want to eat them and end up buried with the berries...

    Any pointers?

    Thanks

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    Welcome to the grapevine! Take a look at www.berryscotland.com/berry_redcurrant.htm
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    or here then you can compare with blackcurrants

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ead.php?t=1641
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    Sorry Nick how could I forget about your currants??
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    Hello Lisbet, does it smell like a currant ? Taste one, does it taste like a currant. I would say if it looks like currant, smells like currant and tastes like a currant then the chances are it is a currant.

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    Well, thanks guys, especially Nick as my currants look just like that but perhaps a bit redder

    So I'll now try Alice's advice and look at them, then taste them, and if I wake up in the morning, I'll go with the idea that they probably are redcurrants.

    Phew!

    I'm so chuffed to get a quick reply I'm now thinking I'll post a thread about the blasted blackfly I have on my beautiful cherry tree... grrrrr

    Thanks again guys!

    LisBet

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    Mine aren't ripe yet Lisbet so that's why they aren't red. To be honest I'm stunned I've got any as the birds usually pick ther own before me
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    Hmmmm, I'm starting to feel left out now - I've got no berries at all on my redcurrant (and no signs of any either!). My blackcurrants have fruit, but my redcurants - zilch!

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