Saturday, June 23, 2012

What's In Season - White Currants

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I was excited to find yesterday that the white currants were ready to be picked.  The reds still need another week or so and the black currants are ripening a few at a time.  

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We have one small white currant bush, which was covered underneath a thick canopy of tall weeds.  I was surprised that we able to get exactly a pound of fruit.  I have BIG plans for these!

Strangely, this year I'm more excited about all of the fruit shrubs we have growing around our unit than I am about my vegetable garden.  It's nice to have such a big reward from so little effort!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful and i'm sure they're yummy!

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  2. Okay, I'm going to admit that the first thing I thought when I saw the first, close-up photo was: "EYEBALLS!" But they also look amazing! I've only had dried currants before, maybe I should look into getting some currant plants!

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  3. They're gorgeous. I love them. Look forward to seeing the plans.

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  4. So pretty. I picked a few gooseberries yesterday. I still haven't a clue as to when they are ready to be picked though.

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  5. They look gorgeous! We have red currants ready and I am hoping to make jelly from them. Our bushes almost got wiped out by some little wormy things this spring though, so watch out! Also want to compliment you on your very interesting blog; yours was the first gardening blog I read regularly starting from about three years ago! Thanks for always sharing such great information!

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  6. Whoa. Those are beautiful! That's a nice score.

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  7. Great harvest, that is what are garden is missing, fruit. We have strawberries and raspberries and we grow some melons but that's it. We need a place that has more space for more fruit bushes and trees!!

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  8. Out of our black, red and whites, I love the white currant the best. Yes, they are earlier than the rest and so, I sometimes miss picking them and the birds find them. Best check tomorrow!! Thanks Thomas. Beautiful crop from one shrub.

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  9. Those are so pretty. I know what you mean. My last house had an incredibly productive black mulberry and some apricot trees and the house before that an amazing apricot tree. The harvests from those trees always seemed like such a wonderful gift. I miss having fruit trees.

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  10. Currants are like little jewels. So beautiful! My little currant bush is only on it's second year, there are a few little currants.

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  11. Those are so beautiful, my currant plants are not doing anything, wonder it's too hot for them.

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  12. Lucky you to have fruiting bushes at your new location! They really are a great resource to have available.

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  13. Your currants are beautiful. I've never tasted one, but they sure are pretty.

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  14. Currants are so beautiful...especially these white ones. I would love to hear your plans for them as I am considering planting some but don't know waht to actually DO with them! Why would I plant them you ask? Because I read they can tolerate shade and we have a LOT of it. Plus I'm hoping to plant mostly food producing plants in our yard from here on out.

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  15. Wow, what gorgeous photos!

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  16. Ditto the above - what gorgeous photos!

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