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Prickly gooseberry 4.jpg  Ribes cynosbati, autumn leaves 2.jpg

NAME: Gooseberry

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Ribes Cynosbati / Grossulariaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Prickly gooseberry, Eastern gooseberry, dogberry

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

sweet

RAW/DRY/COOK

 Jun/July

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT:  Fruit - raw or cooked. A pleasant sub-acid flavour, good for quenching thirst, they also make excellent pies, jellies and preserves. The fruit can also be dried for later use. The fruit is covered with short weak bristles.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: Ophthalmic;  Women's complaints. The root or the root bark has been used in the treatment of uterine problems caused by having too many children. An infusion of the root has been used as a wash for sore eyes.(1)  https://draxe.com/indian-gooseberry (Indian gooseberry)

 

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POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ribes+cynosbati
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribes (genus)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribes_cynosbati (species)
  3. https://honest-food.net/wild-gooseberries-edible