Jogobella's fruits

Did you know that…?
There are more than 150 variants of the redcurrant. Some of them, for example the albino variant (= a white redcurrant!), would surprise even the wisest of men.

These small shiny berries grow on low bushes, hanging from their branches like miniature jewels. They have a slightly tarty taste, but are sweet enough to be eaten raw. Some people, however, prefer to sprinkle them with sugar first. Like black and white currants, redcurrants can be enjoyed from early July to early September. In German-speaking countries the redcurrant is said to ripen on the 24th of June, or St. John's Day. This explains the name of a popular redcurrant and soda water, Johannisbeerschorle (Johannisbeeren - "John's berry" - is the German name for the redcurrant).

Until recently, the redcurrant was a little underrated. This is now changing. They are not classically sweet, so we most often use them to make preserves, jams, compotes, cocktails and meat additions. Not many people know that they are great for making facial masks!

There is only one area in Poland where they are hard to find: the Carpathian region. Apart from that, they are everywhere. They grow in wild habitats, on plantations and in home gardens. They are used for both consumption and decoration, as their shrubs are beautiful.