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Blue Currant

Blue Currant

Other Names

Skunk Currant
Stink Currant

Blue Currant Facts

The binomial name for Blue Currant is Ribes bracteosum. Also known by other common names, including California Black Currant, Greyberry, Skunk Currant, and especially Stink Currant.

Blue Currant Farms

It may be possible to find any blue currant farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Blue Currant Stories

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WV Culinary Team: Keeping berries once banned by feds currant
There is a significant reason the once-popular black currants and gooseberries disappeared in West Virginia and elsewhere. Since 1911, there has been a federal ban on currants and gooseberries, which are members of the same Ribes genus, believed to ... Charleston Gazette-Mail [ story ]

Growing Less Common Fruits
Currants and gooseberries have very similar growing conditions. The plants can easily be distinguished by the spine or “thorn” that occurs at each leaf node on gooseberries. Of course, the fruit is very different, with currants producing 8–30 pea-sized ... WiscNews [ story ]

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