I have long desired to grow currants. Not because of any virtue of the fruits, that I know of first hand - I have never eaten a currant, fresh or jellied. What you buy in the grocery labeled "currant" is actually a little raisin. But I have read of currants, and all the descriptions use adjectives such as "gem-like" and "jewel-colored." For a few years I have stared at one ugly spot in the back of my garden, envisioning a line of currants there:
Up close they are scraggly looking things.