Foraging Wild Fruit: Hairy-stemmed Gooseberry

Photo of Hairy-stemmed Gooseberry

Over the years that I’ve been foraging, I’ve stumbled upon very few Gooseberries or Currants (genus Ribes). That’s why I was particularly excited when I discovered dozens of clumps of flowering Hairy-stemmed Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) earlier this year. Since then, I’ve made several follow-up trips to check on the ripening fruit. By mid-July, the round fruits had taken on a purple hue and were ready for tasting. Continue reading