The blackcurrants are ready to pick. We have 10 or so mature blackcurrant bushes. Picking them is not a quick business. As I spent time picking them, today, I could appreciate why commercially blackcurrants are harvested mechanically. If I costed out my time and applied the minimum wage, then the little packets that are in the shops, would cost a whole lot more.
I picked almost 4 lbs of blackcurrants today. A few bushes down from where I was picking, there was a blackbird helping himself. Not sure how much he had. I use our harvest each year to make blackcurrant jelly, blackcurrant sauce and blackcurrant juice. I’d love to know what well loved recipes other people use.
Not finished yet. I’ve got a whole lot more picking to do tomorrow and probably the next day too!