23 August 2018

UK blackcurrant growers awarded bonuses for this year’s extra sweet crop

BRITISH BLACKCURRANT GROWERS HAVE BEEN PAID ADDITIONAL BONUSES THIS YEAR DUE TO EXTRA SWEETNESS IN THIS YEAR’S CROP, reports Farming UK.  British blackcurrants are sweeter this year thanks to an extended winter and hotter than average summer, with crop yield totally 12,000 tonnes.  It is great news for processors as they nee dto use less fruit to make the same amount of product, and is also good news for the UK Blackcurrant Foundation’s 35 growers.  Over 90% of British blackcurrants are destined for Ribena.  A few get to the supermarkets and into other drinks / frozen formats.