do well in cooler parts, blackcurrants enjoy warmth.
They are intolerant of cold winds, which cause
them to drop their fruit buds. No fruit is more
liable to frost damage, although several varieties,
for example, Wellington XXX, Westwick Triumph
and Amos Black, flower late and so miss most of
the frosts. But with their unique flavour, blackcurrants
make a delicious conserve and may be used in tarts
and pies, whilst the fruits are richer in Vitamin
C than any others. The introduction of Laxton’s
Giant has given us the first dessert variety,
to be eaten from the basket or from the plant,
or served with clotted cream; for where well grown,
the fruits are as large as cherries.