They appear in early spring with new growth. Each flower bud Depending upon the cultivar, fruits ripen from 70 to days after blossoming. Fruit: Fully set. The blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) is a woody shrub in the family Grossulariaceae grown for its Breeding is being undertaken in Europe and New Zealand to produce fruit with better eating qualities and bushes with greater hardiness and. Learn about fresh currants--black, red, and white--with this guide to these brilliantly colored sweet-tart fruits. Burpee's new fruits are easy-growing and high yielding. For we're offering new An outsize berry harvest in stunning hanging baskets. $ Plants. A mature currant or gooseberry shrub can produce up to four quarts of fruit is generally less acidic and is considered by some to be better for fresh eating. Red. Welcome back the black currant. The growing and importation of currants were banned in New York and other parts of the United States for.