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Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum),

The redcurrant (or red currant), Ribes rubrum, is a member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceae, it is native to parts of western Europe (Belgium, France, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, northern Italy, northern Spain, Portugal and Poland). A deciduous shrub normally growing between 1-2 m tall, with leaves which have five lobes which form a spiral on the stems. The flowers are an inconspicuous yellow-green, maturing into bright red translucent edible berries about 8–12 mm diameter, with 3-10 berries on each raceme. (stem) An established bush can produce up to 3-4 kilos of berries from mid to late summer.