[NAFEX] Wine making -best rust-resistant black currants?
dragon-star at cableone.net
Sat Jan 13 11:39:36 EST 2007
I do not mean this as a slam. I have two black currant bushes in my front
flower bed. They produce a couple of gallons of fruit each. I make some
wine at home. I have plums, peaches, apricot, apples , grapes..Usually I
use a gallon jug for wine making if I want to keep varieties separate. I
use the 5 gallon if I am doing "Spring blend" or" late summer blend". I
wind up with a lot more wine than I am inclined to drink. This past year I
added a vinegar culture to one of the "blends" just because I had too much
wine. It made a lovely fruity vinegar. Fortunately we also like sushi.
25 feet of Black currants can produce a lot of juice. Nice jam though.. I
make "blend" jams a lot also.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Mark River
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 9:25 AM
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [NAFEX] best rust-resistant black currants?
Hello, I'm considering planting a 25' row of black currants this spring to
be used primarily for homemade wine. I was wondering if anyone had any
advice as to the best rust-resistant varieties to plant? I have a few white
pines a couple hundred yards away... Do the rust-resistant cultivars match
the old-time varieties in flavor?
Mark, Western Iowa, 5a
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