Red and Black Currants

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Red and Black Currants

Postby Sophia » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:59 pm

Hi folks,

Friend of mine was asking what evidence for the above in Medieval Gardens. Have established that are native plants but were they in formal cultivation prior to 17th/18th century?

Also what were they called at the period?

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Postby Sophia » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:24 pm

Bump - surely some body must know???

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Postby gregory23b » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:34 pm

http://www.uga.edu/fruit/ribes.htm

from

google

"red currants history of cultivation in the UK"

lots more links like it

a good place to start for any horticultural things is google.


middle english dictionary

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http://medievalcolours.blogspot.com

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