I have never known anyone who grows currents or gooseberries. There isn't a tradition. I barely know anyone who grows plums, cherries, or peaches. I have a red current bush. I made a batch of jam from it last year. Quite tasty. It needs to be moved (yes, deer again) if I can find a spot. I tried growing gooseberries but some kind of insect kept defoliating it and it died. Someone's state by state list of ribes laws. here. I guess I wont be reading "The perfumed garden" I wanted to grow breadseed poppies but I've read about arrests for that. Seed companies sell the seeds but it's confusing. I'd rather not get arrested so I stick to oriental poppies and Shirley poppies.