My first ripe North American golden currants or buffalo currants (gullrips), Ribes aureum, were awaiting my return from the US today. This is probably the black-fruited cultivar “Black Pearl”. It has beautiful aromatic large yellow flowers, so qualifying also as an edimental! The taste is closest I think to Worcesterberries and blackcurrants.
Great to be home again after my non-stop tour of Eastern and Mid-West USA. 12 talks and 2 walk and talks complete without any deviations from plan! Thanks to all for making it possible and to the Midwest Wild Harvest Festival and Atlanta Botanical Garden who shared my travel expenses.
However, much to do to put my 3 gardens to bed for the winter!
Edibles & ornamental plants