Growing up in NY, we had a beautiful red current bush behind the house. When the berries turned red, they would glow in the sun and be a gorgeous crimson color. They, were not however, sweet and they had a seed in them. But, they made a beautiful current jam.
When we moved to NH, we quickly learned that it was illegal to grow currents as they somehow fostered a disease that threatened the white pine. So our current bush had to be a thing of the past...until now.
According to the Concord Monitor some varieties of current are now legal to grow in NH! Yay. I am going to get some this year and plant behind the house. I am not sure if I am up for all the work of pitting the currents, but at least the deer will be well fed.