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?


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Answer from NGA
February 22, 2001

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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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