Wild Currant - This is the same wild currant that grows in canyons throughout the Great Basin. Our plants have been in the same place for over 20 years now and produce a good crop of berries most years. Dark purple, red, orange and yellow are the natural color variations. These small, tart berries are high in pectin as well as flavor so when we make currant jelly, all we need is currant juice and sugar to make the best jelly around. If we don't pick the berries as soon as they start to ripen, wild birds will do it for us. Frost hardy flowers appear in early spring with berries ripening in late spring/early summer (June) here in Fallon. In the Toyabe mountains, the same variety ripens in early August.