A thornless hybrid cross of a blackcurrant and gooseberry. Combines the [large fruit from a gooseberry and unique taste and vitamin content of a blackcurrant] - very nutricious! Very vigorous, upright bush producing reliable heavy crops of large shiny black berries - double the size of normal blackcurrants. Flavour is good and berries are rich in Vitamin C - excellent for preserves. Very resistant to mildew but will require protection against frost. Resistant to big bud and foliar diseases. Eventual height and spread: 1½m (5ft). Cropping season: July. Self fertile.