leaves feature five lobes, are green and smooth while the undersides are paler and finely haired. But. Out of interest what are you making the birch tar for? xo. The fruit can also be used to make pemmican, jellies, jams, sauces and pies. I hear Officer Taylor is still on patrol…. Though not commonly consumed, the berries are completely edible and were eaten raw, dried boiled and stewed by many of our Pacific Northwest Indigenous peoples. Nettle Seed & Dandelion Blossom Bars: Superfood! Like gooseberries they have ribs like lines of longitude on a globe. Just a few drops on the tongue or a splash in sparkly water brings a little sweet spring sunshine into my step! Love comments like this. The ethnographic record for Red Flowering Currant is somewhat spotty, partially on account of the confusing diversity of currants and gooseberries that are often listed without descriptive names or features. Step. Last year I infused the blossoms (and a few berries) in vodka and honey and the result was a divine appropriately crimson elixir which I sent out in Gather Goody Boxes. The bark is dark brownish-grey and the leaves are 1-3 inches long and broad. I’ve already started by infusing some of the blossoms in vodka and others in honey. Growth rate of Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' hedges. (In the late summer/early fall add a few berries to your elixir, the honey and vodka will preserve them. Thanks for your comment. Step 3. References. Red flowering currants are a very resilient native shrub that can be found growing up and down the west coast of North America, from California up into British Columbia, and even a little bit into northern Idaho according to the USDA.. Because of how beautiful they are, you can often find cultivars for sale from regular nurseries if you live in this plant’s native range. Flowering Currant is an average growing plant and should achieve 30-40cm per year. Hope you manage to save some of your jelly until Christmas…. Honey moves slowly! Take a second to support Gather Victoria on Patreon! Keeps me going! I remember you well. Step 1. I also placed a handful in a ceremonial glass bowl outside in the warm afternoon sun to capture their essence. Last year I infused the blossoms (and a few berries) in vodka and honey and the result was a divine appropriately crimson elixir which I sent out in Gather Goody Boxes. Early on a sunny afternoon place a handful of blossoms and 1 cup water in a glass bowl (to let the light in) and leave the bowl outside in a spot where it will get sunlight for several hours. Other currants like the Blackcurrant, pictured, or the White Currant which is a pale coloured Redcurrant or even the gooseberry. and rounded with 3-5 shallow lobes and deep veins lending a wrinkled appearance. Strange as we are told that there has been a resurgence in interest in wild foods. They were gathered and eaten raw, stewed, or canned for future use by the Hoh and Quileute (Albert 1934). (You know I love my oomph). Pot grown plants are available all year round. The berries of the Red-flowering Currant are a native food for both humans and wildlife. Red Flowering Currant is a native shrub of the PNW, in the same genus (Ribes) as other edible currants (blackcurrant, redcurrant, white currant) and sanguineum means “blood-red”. Red currant tends to grow in isolated but dense stands. Also, near where I was camped last week, I found a few slightly squished redcurrants on the ground under some birches within what is largely a sweet chestnut coppice. , Good to hear from you. Please read the BSBI’s Code of Conduct for the Conservation and Enjoyment of Wild Plants for guidance on the best practice (and UK laws) relating to foraging for wild plant foods. And thank-you for taking the time to make a comment, it really makes my day to read comments like these! It can be found growing in numerous habitats, including forest and woodland and areas where shrubs, bushes, and where small trees make up the landscape, typically along the coast on north-facing slopes. Just remember the bees and hummingbirds! Thanks, You can start using it a lot earlier, it already has good flavour after 3-4 days, but you’ll want to make sure you let most of it for full potency. Can I use the stems as well? “capable of transforming winter sodden pessimists into vernal optimists”. I am so happy I found it. If you’ve found red currants while you’ve been out and about recently, let me and other readers know: Are they ripe where you are? Liked it? They have translucent skin and you can sometimes see the pips inside. Flowering currant does best on the west side of the Cascades. Individual flowers can be red, pink or white and have five petals. I infused the blossoms in vodka and whipping cream both of which went into the creamed cheese mixture. I thought this article was about red current/tide first! Step by Step Recipe for Creating Red Flowering Currant Elixir. It grows at a moderate rate up to 10 ft. and develops an upright to spreading form. Flowering Red Currant has fresh, slightly fruity aroma/flavour with what I can only describe as lime undertones and it made a light, lively complement to the rich Paska. You can stir vigorously in a bowl or place in a large lidded jar and shake really well. This mountain forest-loving red-flowering currant may not produce the edible currants many of us love to eat, but these flowers will certainly draw many spring hummingbirds! I just can’t express and say enough about your webpage. Hi Paul, Cap and let sit in a dark cupboard for at least 3 weeks. Hello Paul, great article. While it can be left un-pruned, it is advisable to cut branches that have flowered back to a strong pair of buds just after they have bloomed. They are easily collected and make a great wayside treat. I wasn’t too hopeful to be honest, because of all the wet weather (all berries and fruit need rain of course) but despite the deluge and these bushes being South facing, its been a bumper crop. Just remember the bees and hummingbirds! It is not a complete treatment of all edible plants that might be available. Beautiful recipes and I really enjoy your writing, thank you. Which makes my elixir stores precious indeed! I just want to tell you that I adore your website and facebook page. In others, they disappeared quickly (I left some to go back to). Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum): learn and get advice on how to grow, care, mulch, plant, water, prune, check on. Let infuse for several hours. Home Blog PLant encyclopedia Subscription What the press says about us ☰ col&tasha. If you don’t have Red Flowering Currant growing near you, the blossoms of both black, white, red currants are also remarkably fragrant and tasty – and are widespread across the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Her drooping clusters of “soul-piercing pink flowers” are sending out an entrancing floral, fruity and spicy perfume. I will have to try the preservation in honey!! Calming, Cleansing And Rejuvenating Herbal Treats For Yoga (or just anytime!). Edible Parts: Fruit Edible Uses: Fruit - raw or cooked[101, 105, 118, 257]. The blossoms, however, are so beloved by bees and hummingbirds, I harvest very sparingly. Therefore there is some potential for confusion. While still warm, pour honey through a strainer (to sieve off blossoms) into a clean mason jar. Black currants, Ribes nigrum, are much less common than red currants but the plants look very similar. Warning..it smells bad when cooking but spread over fresh salmon and grill till brown and I guarantee the best tasting salmon ever! Either way, make sure all is thoroughly combined. In the UK the species is widely distributed but grows most commonly in the southern half of England. What a wonderful post full of really great ways to enjoy red flowering currant. In clusters of up to 20 shiny berries – at first green then bright red – drooping strings of fruit form where the flowers once were. Blackcurrant boom here, my daughter and I lunched for free last weekend in the woods. Right now in my back garden, a Red Flowering Currant Bush (Ribes sanguineum) is in full radiant bloom. SEASONAL CELEBRATION. Oh thank you, thank you. Unripe berries or a large number of ripe berries are mildly poisonous and can cause vomiting and diarrhoea. Thank-you! Thank you for the information. It does best in rocky, well drained soil in sunny locations. A few places where I’ve found them, they certainly had. I found some today whilst collecting birch bark from a fallen tree (i make birch tar) and they made a very refreshing snack. We met at Norm Dokis camp on the French River. I love your website! Just a few drops on the tongue or a splash in sparkly water brings a little sweet spring sunshine into my step! Flowering Currant with grow in most soils other than very alkaline, it must however have some moisture, and will perform well in full or partial sun or even light shade. They were about 100m from the nearest stand of plants. In our video, Growing Currants, Tricia plants currants and gives tips on getting the best harvests. The most important thing to remember when identifying wild foods is: Foraging for Early Spring Greens: Some to Eat, Some to Avoid…, The Difference Between Chickweed and Yellow Pimpernel. I also placed a handful in a ceremonial glass bowl outside in the warm afternoon sun to capture their essence. Step 1 Look at the shrub you suspect is a currant shrub. I’ve learnt something new as always. Native American peoples, wild foragers, and sustainable gardeners have and continue to value this plant as food using the berries both fresh and dried. Edible Uses The fruit of wax currant is edible raw or cooked, but it doesn't taste good and large quantities can cause nausea. Red currant, (or redcurrant), Ribes rubrum is a member of the Gooseberry family, Grossulariaceae . Hi! (the longer the better). Many red-flowering currants have been eliminated in urban areas for this reason. I’ve just eaten a little bunch of the guelder rose berries-to test, though I felt sure they were redcurrants. The plant is an upright deciduous shrub, typically growing 1.0 – 1.5m in height, sometimes up to 2.0m. Interesting. The leaves are 0.8-2.8 inches long and broad. Required fields are marked *. xo. I then hung it per family tradition in cheesecloth for two days so all the extraneous moisture drips out. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. well, I’ve tasted the French River area gooseberries and if these are the same, my mouth is salivating at the back just thinking of them. The foods are beautiful and enticing. 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Primrose and Pansy Coconut-Oat Balls: Pretty & Good for You Too! Best regards, Peter. It’s good to hear that you got something out of it. If you want to learn more about plant identification you should invest in some good field guides. They are a bit different but equally worthwhile seeking out. MAGICAL COOKERY. You can go sweet like a cordial or just add a touch! Some Redcurrants here in Leicestershire, but the local crop is not very good surprisingly. Thanks for your feedback. Can you help? Rebottle in a pretty jar! Interesting to hear it’s been a “bumper” year up there. You can view our whole collection of edible hedging plants here. It is a deciduous shrub growing up to 13 feet tall. The taste ranges from bland to sweet, and the texture from mealy to juicy, depending on growing location and sub-species characteristics. Blue-black berries ripen in late summer, which the birds love. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The first specimens were brought back on Captain Vancouver’s 1792 voyage in the Pacific Northwest and by the mid-1800’s it had taken English Gardens by storm. But now, with the blossoms in a riot of bloom, it’s time to replenish my supply. Last year I made an Easter Paska (a marvellously rich confection made with almonds, cottage cheese, eggs, cream, lemon and vanilla, like a cheesecake without crust). You’ll find the guelder rose berries a fair bit less palatable than redcurrants Viburnum opulus berries have a single flat seed inside, somewhat resembling an enlarged pepper/capsicum seed – another way of aiding identification. Sticky Toffee Acorn Bundt Cake: A Prize Winning Recipe! Use a few drops on the tongue for an energetic lift. I find them a bit sharp for my taste, nice cooked with something sweet though! Find out more about the next available course by clicking the following link: Paul Kirtley’s Tree and Plant Identification Masterclass. They thrive In woodland and hedgerow mixed contexts. Step 2. The blossoms, however, are so beloved by bees and hummingbirds, I harvest very sparingly. Cheers. Pendulous clusters of vivid, crimson flowers make this the most richly colored variety of flowering currant. I use the vodka (about half water and half vodka) for shelf stability and just add the honey to taste. And before hanging, I also minced a few fresh blossoms in! We also wanted to Thank You for the mention and quote in your post! When I was in the university they taught that Ribes belonged to the Saxifrage Family but now it's granted its own family, the Current or Gooseberry Family, the Grossulariaceae, which consists of just this one genus, Ribe s. Red Flowering Currant is a deciduous shrub in the gooseberry family that is native to western North America. Thank you for this article. Flowers followed by berries that mature to a dark purple with a grey cast on their surface. If you are collecting to take some home, there are all manner of recipes which incorporate red currants to choose from. The flowers, which are present April to May, are a fairly uninspiring yellowy-green, small and not particularly noticeable. Come on a foraging course. I can never get enough of Gather Victoria! Left on its own it should continue to bloom faithfully every spring. The fruits are round, almost spherical and 6-10mm in diameter. Her drooping clusters of “soul-piercing pink flowers” are sending out an entrancing floral, fruity and spicy perfume. I’m infusing then in honey and put the whole clisters. Thank you Paul, for this great article. The time of year may also play an important role in successful identification of currants. Hi, I’m trying this out and wondering what the ratio of honey to vodka to water should be to make it shelf stable. If you live in USDA zones 3-8 currants are a must for your garden. Thanks for your additional high bush cranberry tips. It can be harvested when still firm in August and when stored carefully will keep until November, by which time the flavour has improved slightly. Birds and small mammals are fond of them and the berries usually quickly disappear as they become ripe. Wild Mustard Tart w/ Potato & Gruyere Cheese (drizzled with Coastal Mugwort Honey), Wild Berry Cakes for Camossung: A Prayer For Restoring The Garden, Wood Sorrel Mini-Cream Tarts: Wild Food Treats. Thank you, Danielle for all you do and share with us. Turning a yellow to red color in autumn, the leaves drop leaving the orangish-red bark behind. There are also wild currants such as Ribes indecorum or white-flowered currant which grows further south towards and in the warmer climes of California. It is typically found on river banks and in damp, shady deciduous woodland, often associating with Alder, Alnus glutinosa. Can look similar to the Guelder Rose but this has bunches of larger red berries rather than the strings of Redcurrant berries. Red Flowering Currant The Currant Family–Grossulariaceae. ‘Tree Bottom Farm’ is actually Tree Frog Farm – but the link to our Red-flowering Currant page is correct. You’ve just helped me to confirm that the ‘red currant like’ berries that I have foraged are in fact guelder rose. Red Flowering Currant Blossom Extract/Tincture. Its fruits are edible and it is relatively easy to recognise and distinguish from other species. Make sure your blossoms are fully submerged, if not add an extra splash of vodka or take the top few out. And I couldn’t agree more. Red-flowering currant (family: Grossulariaceae) produces numerous small flowering spurs on multiple thornless stems. North America is host to more than 80 varieties. Whiskey & Spice Milk Punch w/ A Magical Touch of Heather. But it turns out they are the berries from the guelder rose – and I never would have known had I not read this article. Sanguineum means “blood-red;” referring to the color of the flowers; although the flowers are usually a … The Nlaka’pamux (Thompson) ate them fresh, dried, or stewed to add flavoring … What you call Guelder Rose is called High Bush Cranberry in Canada. Large clusters of pendulous white to red flowers appear in early to mid-spring; black fruits are fairly tasty. I’ll give your recipe a go. And I couldn’t agree more. Golden & Sunny Fornacalia Bread: Goddess Magic for The Feast of The Ovens. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Great article but we need more on fruits that we can forage closer to home! 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Apart from the difference in stature of the shrubs, guelder rose fruits grow in bunches more like elderberries, Sambucus nigra and the individual fruits themselves have opaque skin and look more waxy than redcurrants as well as lacking a “tail”. They are closely related to the European Red Currant, commonly cultivated for their edible berries in Europe. Perhaps I will learn to be a splendid baker at something! Flowering Red Currant is about 5 -to 10 feet tall and its. There are also wild currants such as Ribes indecorum or white-flowered currant which grows further south towards and in the warmer climes of California. It is a species that is found in the region native to the North America. Red currant is native to parts of Western Europe but is also widely cultivated, with some wild populations being formed by naturalised escapees. Paska is a traditional family dish, in fact, I don’t remember an Easter it was not at the table! Nice article. All the very best! I infused the cream with blossoms and it turned out beautifully. Fragrance of flowers sweet sage/rosemary-like, but less strong than leaves. Megan. Rosy Rice Pudding Cake: A Dried Rose Petal Extravaganza. I’m also going to make a syrup and make a blossom sugar for cakes, baking and confections, If you’re interested in creating a Red Flowering Currant Elixir of your own, now (early April) is the time to gather the blossoms. Red Flowering Currant Flower Essence. I wonder if the birds and mice have got to the redcurrants first? Double Chocolate Curly Dock Seed Cake: A Healthy, Decadent Delight! Your email address will not be published. Imagine my delight in coming across this beautiful flowering shrub on in the woods near my new home. It should be noted that the guelder rose, Viburnum opulus, despite growing to a much larger size than red currant plants, is also a shrub with lobed leaves and red berries. You saved me! That color is truly soul-piercing, especially at this time of year! You can also subscribe without commenting. :S Here in the Netherlands, I haven’t seen these redcurrants here, although they are here, known as ‘aalbes’ I have seen the guelder rose though, but never felt to sure about the berries. Add currant bushes to your garden for an easy, deer-resistant edible that also grows in part-shade. When dusk begins to fall, bring the essence in, strain off blossoms and rebottle. Thanks Paul. P.S. The edible berries and floral nectar of Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' are a favourite with passing wildlife. Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum), also known as winter currant, red currant, redflower currant, and flowering currant. This year I’m going to add a bit more of the vodka extract for extra oomph & flavour. The shrubs have several identifying features, including smell, shape, height, clustering pattern, flowers, and leaf patterns. Ribes sanguineum is great for hedging of 2-3m. Flowering Currant Essence is generally used to give those who have lost heart the energy and courage to keep on going. Flowers vary from crimson red, hot pink to paler blushes. Strawberry Tree Crumble Cake…The Magical Forgotten Fruit! 4 Creating your Red Flowering Currant Elixir, Mix all your finished strained vodka, honey and ½ cup of floral essence together. It is host to white pine rust, a fungal disease which may kill many 5-needled pines. Foraging & Cooking with Plum Blossom: Spring Floral Confections! Flowering Currant or Red-flowering Currant is a species in the Grossulariaceae (Currants and Gooseberries) family that is native to western coastal North America from central British Columbia south to central California. A more compact grower than most, excellent as a hedge or in a mixed shrub border in native landscaping When I was younger, I used to see people picking fruit along the hedgerows as I cycled past. However, I’ve no idea what you’d find in the wild that was naturally sweet except honey, which has its challenges. Increase their natural sweetnes… Hi paul. Its fruits are edible and it is relatively easy to recognise and distinguish from other species. It is a member of … Find a foraging course. Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) Sold as: bareroot, 12-24” Ribes sanguineum is a deciduous shrub growing to 7 feet tall and broad. Another great one Paul, there is a lot of suspicion about wild fruits these days and people do not pick them as they used to. Purple Plum Blossom & Wild Violets: White Chocolate Truffles! I have come across redcurrants in woods near me recently(Gloucestershire),they were ripe but did not have much of a crop on them,i have blackcurrants in my own garden which are ripe now but have failed this year to yield a good crop too. . Right now in my back garden, a Red Flowering Currant Bush (Ribes sanguineum) is in full radiant bloom. According to Tree Frog Farm Red Flowering Currant lifts seasonal blues and “helps us release fears that prevent us from taking joy in life.” Sounds good to me! Paul Kirtley’s Tree and Plant Identification Masterclass, Code of Conduct for the Conservation and Enjoyment of Wild Plants. Dash, garlic, salt and pepper. I have a couple of lovely parks near my home in London and they are chokka with hedgerow plants that are fruiting after this bumper harvest year. I learnt something too – ‘aalbes’ . I took over a garden with both and wanted to know because of pruning. The wild red flowering currant is native to BC and also a very popular shrub in England. Deeply Nourishing Seasonal Medicine: Delectable Dandelion Root Treats! Red Flowering Currant lifts seasonal blues and “helps us release fears that prevent us from taking joy in life.” Sounds good to me! Ribes sanguineum, the flowering currant, redflower currant, red-flowering currant, or red currant is a North American species of flowering plant in the family Grossulariaceae, native to western United States and Canada (British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California), but widely cultivated and naturalized throughout temperate Europe and Australasia. And now its back to the kitchen for me, my recipes await! They are sweet, being a good source of glucose, fructose and sucrose but also rather tart. Diana’s Apple Pear Cake w/Queen Anne Lace: Fit for a Goddess! Which is probably one reason ethnobotanist and author Abe Lloyd describes the blossoms as “capable of transforming winter sodden pessimists into vernal optimists”. 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