[NAFEX] Forgotten black currants are wonderful fruit (ProvidenceJournal)
tolenio at sentex.net
Mon Mar 1 17:27:46 EST 2004
I really enjoy currants (red/black) and this article does not do them justice. If anything, it appears to me, to turn people away from currants. I wonder how many readers will never get past the "stinking" part of the first few lines. The opening of the article sets a tone that the rest of the article never recovers from.
Can you tell I like currants, and truly believe they are under appreciated?
They also made a mistake in the article. You only prune out canes after 2-3 years of bearing fruit, when their yield begins to diminish.
"Brungardt, Sam" wrote:
> This is the story from the Providence (R.I.) Journal that some of you had difficulty accessing. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn. (USDA Zone 4b)
> Forgotten black currants are wonderful fruit
> 01:00 AM EST on Sunday, February 29, 2004
> BY LEE REICH
> Associated Press
> Black currant fruits are "of a stinking and somewhat loathing savour, the leaves also are not without the stinking smell," wrote herbalist John Gerard in his famous <snip>
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