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13/07/2014 at 17:04

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Hi,

I planted this Bush several years ago and I can't remember what it is.

Is it a blackcurrant?

 

13/07/2014 at 17:13

HRose..........I think so......I'd harvest  those few currants before someone else does it for you........lots of hungry birds about at the moment

13/07/2014 at 17:15

The leaves look wrong for blackcurrent - I think it's a Ribes (flowering current.)

Here's a pic of the leaves on my Ribes Aureum:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52366.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

The berries are edible but usually not very nice.

13/07/2014 at 17:19

Sort of. It's Ribes odoratum or alpinum or aureum. One of the ones with yellow flowers

13/07/2014 at 17:37

Thanks all for your responses - invaluable as usual!!

HR

13/07/2014 at 17:43

HRose............. sorry...........could have sworn it was a blackcurrant........didn't look like Ribes I have grown before.

However, always pays to get more than one opinion

13/07/2014 at 17:46

They're edible though aren't they Bob?

13/07/2014 at 18:01

Yes nut but can be a bit sharp!

Supposed to be very good for you - high in anti-oxidants.

13/07/2014 at 18:03

Mine has never made any yet 

13/07/2014 at 19:25

Think they may make it into a smoothie then.....

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