Monday, July 16, 2012

Prickly Gooseberry

The prickly gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati) is a native fruit that is closely related to currants. They seem to be doing quite well with our extra dry weather this year and I have found several bushes that are were weighed down by numerous spiky berries. If you find any, give them a try. The flavor is crisp and light with a hint of starfruit. Just make sure you watch out for their prickles.

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