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currants

For years, currants were banned because they carried some sort of disease that attacked pine trees. People worried that they might help wipe out the pine industry. Later the ban was left to the discretion of individual states, and during that time rust-resistant varieties were developed. I love seeing the glowing red fruits, which are quite tart and used in jams and teas.

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Taken on July 12, 2008