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Black currant, Ribes nigrum / Saxifragaceae (Grossulariaceae)
Cultivated in greenhouses, blackcurrants are available in the N hemisphere from May onwards. Otherwise, they are only found from mid June until the middle of August.

Currants are summer fruits of short season. When purchasing them, we must choose the intact berries of intense colour. We can also buy frozen currants all the year round.

The following table is an example of the dates of availability in the United Kingdom market, indicating the origin and the weight of the packages for the consumer and the number of packages in each box.

OriginAvailability in the United Kingdom marketsWeight of the packages
CHILEDecember-January12x125g
BELGIUMJune-August8x125g
  8x250g
  8x500g
FRANCEJuly-AugustVarious
HUNGARYJune-July5kg
IRELANDJulyVarious
NEWZEALANDMay-April16x200g
  12x200g
  8x125g
  8x200g
  8x500g
POLANDAccording to the market requirementsVarious
PORTUGALApril-June8x125g
UNITEDKINGDOMJune-August16x227g

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (2001)
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