Black currants tend to be hardy and vigorous. The deep black berries are tart and flavorful. Okay for fresh eating when fully ripe but fantastic lightly sweetened for preserves, sauce or combined with other fruit. They grow to about 4 ft and suffer less pest and foliage issues than other ribes making them a good choice as an edible ornamental. Disease resistant and vigorous. Mild flavor is rated very highly. Rust resistant variety. Zones: 3-5.