Can we eat this berry)

skyhighranchJuly 20, 2008

We have this berry all over our wilderness property (sky high ranch) and don't know what kind it is or if we can eat it.

[Link to

unknown Berry Bush photos](http://www.skyhighranch.com/album/thumbnails.php?album=55)

Thank You

Mike and Susan

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chrsvic(z6 OH)

I'm not a botanist, but to me this looks like some sort of gooseberry (Ribes genus). If that's the case, yes, it is edible.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 10:39PM
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terrene(5b MA)

I have no idea what it is, what an interesting looking plant. You could post on the "Name that Plant" forum, they can probably ID it very quickly.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 9:25AM
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taragirl(z7 NC)

Red currant?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 12:40PM
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florah(z9 Leesburg, Fl)

Have you gotten an answer?

It is not a gooseberry.
It has the leaves of a red currant, but all the red currants I know have berries growing in bunches like miniature grapes.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2008 at 11:52AM
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birding_nut(6)

It definitely looks like a currant. Where do you live? Out west we have a plant called Wax Currant (Ribes cereum) that looks much like yours and doesn't have berries in clusters but instead much like your plant.

BN

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 7:18PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

I'm voting for gooseberry.
Konrad

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 9:16PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

Maybe Northern Red Currant (Ribes triste)? I definitely think it is a currant.

Rhonda

    Bookmark   October 23, 2008 at 6:18PM
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