The Black Currant
- Family: Rosaceae
- Origin: Europe
- Common Name: Blackcurrant.
- Mature Height: 5m.
of our gardens, has been
wild ancestors from Europe to Central Asia and the Himalayas. It
belongs to the Rosaceae. It is extremely rich in Vitamen C and the
berries, are made into jams, jellies and cordials and thereby widely
grown commercially. The leaves of currants have a strong smell and
yield a yellow dye. It seems there are valuable medicinal properties
being claimed for the plant.