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I finally have enough currants to make a decent sized jam with. Huzzah! Anyone have tips for getting the flower tips off of the fruit? I should also probably try to strain the seeds out this year. Thanks for the help!
 
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I don't bother with either!  I do tend to freeze the fruit because I have huge quantities and don't always have time to make jam as soon as I harvest.  Some of the flower ends do rub off once the berries are frozen.  But they seem to disappear once they are cooked, whether that's in jam or a crumble.
 
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If you're going to take the seeds out then they flowers will come out at the same time, but then of course you will have jelly not jam. I've never noticed any flowers in my jam either, though a bit of stalk always seems to creep in.
 
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Great idea about freezing them until I’m ready to cook them. I’ve been going out and picking for an hour here and there. It takes awhile for currants to amount to any kind of weight though 😄
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