What are currants?
Fruit bearing shrub
Native to the Americas
Can be found growing wild in some areas
Easy to grow in your landscape
Attractive shrub – usually 3 – 5′ tall, nice fall color
Edible fruit – juice, jam, pies, some varieties taste great fresh.
Can handle part shade
I grow black, red, and white currants plus Golden Currant which gets its name from the yellow flowers. In my part shade front yard they are a nice addition to the landscape. A landscape where I worked had espaliered red currants along the garden fence.
Want to learn about more wild edible plants? Join me on a Wild Herb Walk (next one Saturday, July 9) and/or check my book Herbs To Know 2: Wild Medicinal & Edible Plants. Check my calendar for herb walks and other events.