A cross between a black currant and a gooseberry. It has the vigorous growth habit and the disease resistance of the black currant. The leaves are gooseberry-like and the fruit, until ripe, looks like a gooseberry. In late June, the elongated fruit ripens and turns black. The flavor is sweet like a gooseberry with a hint of black currant. Resistant to both powdery mildew and white pine blister rust. It should be pruned like a gooseberry. Hardy to -35 F.