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Gooseberry
Gooseberry bush (Ribes uva-crispa).

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The gooseberry bush (Ribes uva-crispa) is a spiny deciduous shrub usually no taller than 5 ft (1.5 m). It is cultivated for its fruit, which ripens in Europe between July and September. It is hardy, easy to grow, frost resistant and doesn’t require much sun. It can be found in mountains up to 5,900 ft, or 1,800 m. On the contrary, dry hot summers can burn its leaves and spoil its fruit: it is best suited to climates with harsh winters and humid summers.

Unlike currants, which yield tight racemes, gooseberries grow, at most, in small bunches of two or three. Their taste is slightly acid.

The caption reads in the original French: Groseillier épineux (Ribes grossularia).

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