Show More


Gooseberry


Classification:

Family:  Grossulariaceae, currant family
Genus, species:  Ribes uva-crispa 

Leaves:
Leaves are deeply notched with 3 to 5 lobes.

Flowers:
Flowers are bell-shaped, produced singly or in pairs.

Fruit:
Fruit is small but edible, usually green.

Twigs:
Branches are covered with sharp spines.

Range:
Gooseberry is native to Europe and Asia.

More Information:

The family name, Grossulariaceae, is from the French name, groseille, for the gooseberry.  The genus name, Ribes, is from the Persian for "rhubarb."  The species name, uva-crispa, is from the Latin for "curled."

Photos: