It is difficult to know if Gooseberries found in the wild are wild or feral as they were cultivated alot in the UK in years gone by.
|Common Names||Wild Gooseberry|
|Scientific Name||Ribes uva-crispa|
With fruit on the plant it is hard to confuse with anything else.
The seeds and flesh are sweet and the skin is quite sharp tasting.
The berries should be collected carefully due to the sharp spines on the stems.
Can make quite an impenitrable hedge.
The scientific name uva-crispa means curved grape.