Plant ID forum→Gooseberry or Currant?

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Linköping, Sweden
Jul 8, 2021 4:29 PM CST
Was wondering what species of gooseberry or currant these bushes are and if they are safe to eat. They had no thorns that I could see. I could take closer pictures if needed.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jul 8, 2021 5:36 PM CST
Currants, not gooseberries. All Ribes sp. (currants and gooseberries) are edible but not all are palatable. Smiling
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Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
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Hibiscus Sedums Container Gardener
Jul 8, 2021 10:40 PM CST
Mmmm... red currants. One of my favorites. Smiling
California (Zone 9b)
Jul 9, 2021 7:07 AM CST
Gooseberries = spines
Currant = no spines
Linköping, Sweden
Jul 9, 2021 3:09 PM CST
DaisyI said:Currants, not gooseberries. All Ribes sp. (currants and gooseberries) are edible but not all are palatable. Smiling

Thank you!
Linköping, Sweden
Jul 9, 2021 3:10 PM CST
CalPolygardener said:Gooseberries = spines
Currant = no spines

Right! I read that some gooseberry varieties have very small spines so I wanted to make sure!

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