Ribes cynosbati / Prickly Gooseberry


A tasty native gooseberry with prickly fruit that become smooth, dark, and flavorful when ripe. We love making syrups with the fruit.

Creates a wide, roundish form. Excellent for a hedge, boundary, or fruiting thicket. Copious small blooms for pollinators.

Host plant for the Gray Comma.

Height: 3′ – 4′        Blooms: April

Habitat: Mesic, sun – shade

Provenance: PA/NY




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