Small maple shaped leaves, red berries

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  1. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    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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  2. Sjoerd

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

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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 Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    they might be whitecurrants as they do get a blush of pink - or they are redcurrants.
     
  6. jakrum421

    jakrum421 Seedling

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    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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