Red Currant Taxonomy
Red Currant taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Red Currant fruit (Ribes rubrum) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Red Currant as it is a combination of genus (Ribes) and species (R. rubrum). 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 Red Currant is Grossulariaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Red Currant
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 Red Currant that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Red Currant Facts are:
- The albino version of red currants known as white currants, are often sold as different fruit.
- Red currant tea is healthy substitute for coffee.
- There are more than 150 varieties of red currants.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Rovada, Stanza, Red Lake, Junifer and Jonkheer van Tets. It is not available in seedless variety.