Type Of Berry? - Knowledgebase Question

New Kensington, PA
Question by iac
February 22, 2001
I recently purchased a home which had a berry bush. This low bush has green colored berries which turn purplish when ripe. They are grouped together similar to grapes but have a seed that is like a cherry seed. Could you please identify this bush and inform me if the berries are edible?

Answer from NGA
February 22, 2001


Based on your description it is possible you have a planting of some sort of currant (Ribes) such as black currant or clove currant. Those would be edible, but I would urge you to verify the identification, perhaps with your county extension (837-1402). They should also be able to advise you about their care.

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