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Small maple shaped leaves, red berries


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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:10 am   Post subject: Small maple shaped leaves, red berries


I transplanted 3 of these a few years back thinking they were baby Viburnum trilobum. Now I'm wondering if they are red currants?? Can I eat these??

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The bugs have eaten them to bare sticks the past 2 years, but they return each spring bushier than ever.




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Sjoerd

West - Friesland
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Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:23 am   


I can't see it well, but it looks sort of like a Gooseberry bush from here.

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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:46 am   


Here is another shot of the berries. They are green here but turn red later in the season.


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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:20 am   


They certainly look like red gooseberries to me Netty - aren't you lucky to have them growing in your garden?
I only have the 'white' ones and they look exactly like yours.

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EJ

Essex
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Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:01 pm   


they might be whitecurrants as they do get a blush of pink - or they are redcurrants.

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jakrum421
Wisconsin
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:25 pm   


It looks exactly like the currant bush that I have in my backyard. Only there are no berries left on mine because my 2 oldest boys clean them off as soon as they ripen. Ugh! I pucker just thinking about it.

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