Other Fruits

BLACKCURRANTS - AVAILABLE JULY –AUGUST

We have two varieties of Blackcurrants, which are delicious for many uses including summer puddings, wine making, homemade ‘ribena’, pies and ice-cream.

They have a distinctive flavour and freeze well.
If freezing I do not worry about topping and tailing them – the ‘bits’ mainly shatter off in the freezing and the rest shrivels or strains away with cooking! That said, you can still top and tail if you’re a putrest.


WHAT TO DO WITH BLACKCURRANTS:

  • make delicious jam and jelly
  • mix with rhubarb or apple for pies and crumbles
  • they give a wonderful deep colour and flavour to summer pudding and
  • make your very own version of 'Ribena'.

Cordials need keeping in the fridge or if frozen can be used all year round.

REDCURRANTS - AVAILABLE MID JULY – MID AUGUST

Redcurrants not only look pretty but have excellent flavour and can be used for a coarse jam or jelly to be eaten as a condiment. 

A German customer introduced me to eating redcurrants just like raspberries and strawberries – in a bowl with a little sugar and cream or yogurt. Delicious!

Much like their black counterparts they freeze well and if you freeze them with their strigs still attached they can be more easily forked off (whilst frozen) before use or used as a pretty decoration with strigs attached.


WHAT TO DO WITH REDCURRANTS:

  • redcurrant jelly or a garnish for puddings. 
  • my family likes redcurrant jam instead of redcurrant jelly with their chicken and its saves me from straining the jam to create jelly! We sell Redcurrant Condiment in our shop.
  • use as a delicious fruit in their own right - they are lovely when eaten with natural yoghurt (and probably sugar / honey in most of our cases!)
  • they are also nice as part of the fruit mix when making summer puddings
  • I’m also told that they make a refreshing ice-cream, although I haven’t tried it!

BLACKBERRIES - AVAILABLE EARLY JULY TO END OF SEASON

Our Blackberries, like our raspberries, are now grown in pots and are large and luxurious looking with a delicious flavour. 

They freeze well and make wonderful bramble jelly as well as jam,

They make a delicate ice cream


WHAT TO DO WITH BLACKBERRIES:

  • if truly ripe - delicious on their own (much like a bowl of raspberries or strawberries)
  • perfect with apple in pies and crumbles
  • bramble jams and jellies.

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