Hairy-stem gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) in the Currants and Gooseberries Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flower Time: Spring
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects

Sweet fruit when fully ripe.

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April 10, 2011

April showers bring May flowers, which means plenty of food for honey bees. Gardeners will soon be busy setting out the plants they bought or grew from seeds. And now that the number of honey bees has increased, the honey supers are being filled with surplus honey.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 25, 2012 11:31 AM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees. It also provide them with honeydew.

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