Blackcurrant taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Blackcurrant fruit (Ribes nigrum) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Blackcurrant as it is a combination of genus (Ribes) and species (R. nigrum). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Blackcurrant is Grossulariaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Blackcurrant
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Blackcurrant that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Blackcurrant Facts are:
- The life of black currant plant is 20-30 years.
- Oil extracted from black currant seeds is used in production of skin care products.
- Black currant berries are major source of food for the birds.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Ben Sarek, Ben Lomond, Ben Hope, Ben Connan, Ben Avon, Ben Gairn, Ben Dorain, Ben Hope, Ben Sarek, Ben Tirran, Big Ben, Ebony, Foxendown, Titania and Ben Alder. It is not available in seedless variety.