Northern Bushcraft

Gooseberry

  • berries have modest taste, tart if picked too early.
  • berries can be collected and left to ripen.
  • berries can be dried for storage.
  • berries can be cooked and then spread to dry into cakes.
  • berries contains high levels of pectin, which benefits making jams.
  • varieties in British Columbia are Coastal black gooseberry (Ribes divaricatum), Sticky gooseberry (Ribes lobbii), White-stemmed gooseberry (Ribes inerme) and Northern gooseberry (Ribes oxyacanthoides).
  • warning: eating gooseberries in quantity may cause stomach upset.
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