Why do blackcurrants grow so well in the UK?

Why do blackcurrants grow so well in the UK?

Last year, our growers harvested a whopping 13,000 tonnes of blackcurrants, mostly to make the blackcurrant cordial all know and love, Ribena! However, have you ever wondered why blackcurrants grow so well in the United Kingdom? Prepaps sometimes unfavourable for...

10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Blackcurrants This Year

10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Blackcurrants This Year

Give yourself a berry boost for 2021 and experience the wonderful benefits of the Great British blackcurrant. For a fruit that packs a huge nutritional punch, these mighty berries are among the most undiscovered superfoods. Read on for ten reasons why you should eat...

Apple and Blackcurrant Jam: With Lakeland and Billingtons

Apple and Blackcurrant Jam: With Lakeland and Billingtons

Now our annual blackcurrant harvest has come to an end, we’re looking forward to all the ways in which we can enjoy our tasty blackcurrants. Although the blackcurrant season is short, our zingy purple berries can be kept in the freezer and enjoyed throughout the...

Rosie’s Diary: Part 5

Rosie’s Diary: Part 5

Now this year's harvest has passed and I’ve had time to enjoy some of my delicious blackcurrants, it’s time to turn my full-attention back to my mission to grow sustainably.  I’m very pleased to share the news that the recent application for my farm to proceed into a...

Bush to Bottle: The Big Journey of the Small Blackcurrant

Bush to Bottle: The Big Journey of the Small Blackcurrant

  Did you know 90% of the UK’s blackcurrant crop is used to make Ribena? All blackcurrants are grown for their unique properties ranging from taste to climate resilience. It takes three years from planting a cutting until the blackcurrant bush is ready for its...