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HomeSurvivalFoodEdible Plants

Gooseberries

Bristly Wild Gooseberry (Ribes oxyacanthoides)
Prickly Gooseberry
(Ribes cynosbati)
Wild Gooseberry
(Ribes hirtellum)

 
There are several different species of Gooseberries. Some of them have many prickles, some have very few.

For a lot more information about Gooseberries, please visit the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website:
Bristly Wild Gooseberry (Ribes oxyacanthoides)
Prickly Gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)
Wild Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum)

  
These are fruits of the Wild Gooseberry. They have no prickles on them. The one on the right is much riper than the one on the left.

This is the fruit of Prickly Gooseberry. In spite of the prickles, this fruit is indeed edible.
  

A typical Gooseberry-type leaf. This particular one is from a Wild Gooseberry.