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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Currants

Author
item Hummer, Kim

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 20, 2008
Publication Date: August 20, 2008
Citation: Hummer, K.E. 2008. Currants. HortScience. 43(5):1325.

Interpretive Summary: Descriptions of four newly released black currant cultivars are presented. Three of the cultivars are from Scotland: Ben Dorain, Ben Avon, and Big Ben. The fourth, Cancanska Crna, is from Yugoslavia . Each of these black currants have high vitamin C and other antioxidant compounds. Big Ben was released for back yard gardeners because the fruit is very large. The other three cultivars can be mechanically harvested and are of interest to commercial black currant growers.

Technical Abstract: Descriptions of four newly released black currant (Ribes nigrum L.) cultivars are presented. Three of the cultivars are from Scotland: Ben Dorain, Ben Avon, and Big Ben. The fourth, Cancanska Crna, is from Yugoslavia . Each of these black currants have high vitamin C and other antioxidant compounds. Big Ben was released for back yard gardeners because the fruit is very large. The other three cultivars can be mechanically harvested and are of interest to commercial black currant growers.

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