General Information
NameRedcurrant
Scientific NameRibes rubrum
DescriptionThe redcurrant (or red currant), Ribes rubrum, is a member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceae, native to parts of western Europe. It is a deciduous shrub normally growing to 1-1.5 m tall, occasionally 2 m, with five-lobed leaves arranged spirally on the stems. The flowers are inconspicuous yellow-green, in pendulous 4–8 cm racemes, maturing into bright red translucent edible berries about 8–12 mm diameter, with 3-10 berries on each raceme. An established bush can produce 3-4 kilos of berries from mid to late summer.
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Classification
GroupFruits
Sub-GroupBerries
Taxonomy
Lineage
ITIS ID504798
Wikipedia IDRedcurrant
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References
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