THE TESTING OF RUBUS AND RIBES CULTIVARS FOR COMMERCIAL GROWING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Table 1 - Relative importance of Rubus and Ribes cultivars grown in the United Kingdom.
|Area under cultivation in hectares|
|(3392 in Scotland)|
|Red and White Currants||265||278|
Black Currants are used principally for juice extraction and jam manufacture but also for canning, yoghourt and freezing. Raspberries go mainly into preserves with lesser quantities being used for yoghourt flavours, canning and freezing. The needs of the fresh fruit market for both fruits plays an important but minor role in any fruit testing.