Missouri Giant Currant
Ribes odoratum 'Missouri Giant'
Black currants are prohibited to DE, ME, NC, NJ, WV, VA, MA & RI. Permit required for MI
Clove currants are the most ornamental, and the sweetest in flavor, of all the black currants! It has deliciously clove scented yellow flowers early in Spring on a spreading 3-4' bush. It makes a beautiful edible hedge. The gooseberry shaped leaves turn brilliant red and yellow in the late summer and fall. The fruit is large for a currant and round. It has a nice sweet flavor without the black currant aftertaste. It makes a milder jam, syrup or raisin than other black currants. The plant is rust resistant and easy to grow.
Black currants have outstanding health benefits, including high Vitamin C content, up to 5 times that of oranges by weight. They have twice the potassium of bananas and twice the antioxidants of blueberries. The antioxidants, essential fatty acids and potassium in black currants have anti- inflammatory impact, reducing the effects of arthritis. Its antioxidant action has been shown to help prevent cancer. The strong flavor of Black Currants is highly prized in Europe, even fresh, but most Americans prefer them made into jam, syrup or dried as raisins. Partially self fertile plants produce best with another variety for cross-pollination. Bushes will grow to 4-5’ tall. We offer well rooted 1-year bushes. USDA Zones 3-8. Partially self fertile; get 2 different plants for higher production.
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