The blackcurrant is a shrub bearing bunches of purplish-black, juicy berries of the same name. They are sour and aromatic, originally from northern Europe. It produces small dark fruits that are used for pies, jams (US: jellies) and jellies (US: jellos) and are generally harvested in June to July. It is the basis of crème de cassis. Dragging a fork through the berries will remove them from the stalks.