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mushermusher Posts: 389
Are Ribes berries ediable or not?.


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    I would imagine so, but why?
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,913
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • mushermusher Posts: 389
    thank you to the both of you
  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    The two ornamental Ribes I grow are R.odoratum and R.sanguineum. R.odoratum berries are edible and can be used to make a jam or something [nothing special eaten off the bush]. R.sanguineum berries are not poisonous but don't taste good and are very seedy, definitely not for the gourmet.

  • Further to this post there is another garden site that offers a "vitamin hedge "consisting of all safe  edible  bushes .both ribes are included,that's why I was checking and blueberry, also recurrent (the latter of which my 6 year old g.grandauvhter consumed straight from the bush once a week until they are all gone)No recurrent jelly this year ! 

     So it's useful to know that I can plant one of the ribes safely anyway. The birds have my small crab apples tree and surrounding dldsrbertues 

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