Blackcurrants belong to the genus of Ribes. They are sweet berries, with an aroma that is often referred to as ‘cassis’, which is why they are sometimes called cassis berries. The berries are excellent for the production of juices and jams.
Growers prefer to plant blackcurrant bushes in sunny spots, because sunshine will produce the most delicious taste. In April, the bush starts flowering. The grower closely monitors the tiny flowers as they grow into small, black berries. To stimulate the growth process, growers protect them from cold and vermin. Around July, the berries obtain their dark purplish-blue colour. They are now ready to be harvested!