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Red currant, Ribes rubrum / Saxifragaceae (Grossulariaceae)
Fresh currants are summer fruits of short season. Nevertheless, they are frozen and available all the year round. Preserves like jam or jelly and soft drinks are made of this fruit.

The following table shows the countries that provide currants to the United Kingdom markets, as well as the months in which they do so and the weight of the packages used.
Country of originAvailabilityWeight of the packages
BelgiumJune-August8x125g
  8x250g
  8x500g
ChileDecember-January12x125g
FranceJuly-AugustVarious
HungaryJune-July5kg
IrelandJulyVarious
The NetherlandsMay-April16x200g
  12x200g
  8x125g
  8x200g
  8x500g
   
PolandAccording to the market demandsVarious
PortugalApril-June8x125g
United KingdomJune-August16x227g

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (1998)
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