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Ribes sativum Syme, R. rubrum L., R. nigrum L.

Currant, Aka-suguri, Black currant, Common red ribes, European black currant, European red currant, Garden currant, North American red currant, Northern red currant, Red currant, White currant


Ribes uva-crispa L., R. hirtellum Michx.

Gooseberry, English gooseberry, European gooseberry, Groseille à maquereau, Old gooseberry, Orange gooseberry, Wolf currant

Grossulariaceae, Saxifragaceae

NewCROP has currant & gooseberry information at:

Temperate Berry Crops—Chad Finn

Uncommon Fruits with Market Potential—Lee Reich

Currant—Magness, J.R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.

Gooseberry—Magness, J.R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.

Currants and Gooseberries—Cooperative Extension Service, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

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CURRANT "FRUIT FACTS"—(Fruit Facts are a series of publications of the the California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. that contain information on individual fruits, including botanical identification, description and culture notes based on California research, and characteristics of cultivars).

Currants and Gooseberries Ribes nigrum, R. sativum; R.rubrum, R. grossularia, R. hirtellum—from the University of Georgia Horticulture Crop Site

'Jahns Prairie' Gooseberry, Ribes oxyacanthoides—A new release by the USDA and Agri-Food Canada. This plant is disease resistant and produces high quality, dark red, dessert gooseberries.

The Small Fruits of New York, 1925 by U. P. Hedrick.—The Small Fruits of New York was published by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. It has become a classic reference for those working with cultivated varieties of Rubus, Ribes and Fragaria.

Small Fruit—FAO/IBPGR Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Small Fruit Germplasm—Link to the publication on the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute web site