[NAFEX] Red Currant question

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 10:10:19 EDT 2011

Does anyone know what the compound (volatile, fragrance) is in black
currants that is responsible for that distinctive smell?


On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 1:57 AM, Steve Dulaney <nomad496 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would also suspect that you have mis-labeled plants.  I grow both red and
> black currants, Jonkheers van Tet, Early Laxton, and Hilltop Baldwin black.
> None of my red currents have that black current smell.
> Regards,
> Steve Dulaney
> Western Oregon
> Zone 8
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ginda Fisher
> Sent: Saturday, 16 April, 2011 4:18
> To: North American Fruit Explorers
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Red Currant question
> On Apr 15, 2011, at 10:27 PM, Scott Weber and Muffy Barrett wrote:
>> I recently bought some Red Lake Currants.  They have the same distinctive
> smell that my European black currants have, and I'd never heard that red
> currants had that.  Do the red currants have that smell, or is it likely
> that they are mislabeled?   I should find out this year in any case, since
> they are pushing some flower buds.Muffy BarrettSsssouthern WISpring is
> taunting us with sleet, rain, and snow today.  And lots of wind.

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