Currants and Gooseberries

Currants and Gooseberries


Objectives(s) of currant and gooseberries research and education:   



Planned Scope of Research:   
Potential outcomes & significance of outcomes:    

Currant varieties include:  Consort, Tipania, Crusader, Primus, and Red Lake. 

Gooseberry varieties include:  Red George, Pixwell, Capivator, Hinnonaki Red, Invicta, and Poorman. 


Variety Evaluations

2011 Currant, Gooseberry and Jostaberry Trials


Production Information

Specialty Crop Profile: Ribes (Currants and Gooseberries), Virginia Cooperative Extension
Gooseberries and Currants, University of Kentucky, Cooperative Extension Service
Potential for Ribes Cultivation in North America, HortTechnology, July-Sept 2000
Gooseberries and Currants, The Mid-Atlantic Berry Guide
Currant and Gooseberry Genetic Resources, USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository
Currants and Gooseberries, Washington State University Small Farms Team

Pest Management
Currant and Gooseberry Pests, Kim Hummer and Joseph Postman, March 2000
Currants and Gooseberries Pest Management Guide for British Columbia Commercial Growers, BC Ministry of Ag & Food, Aug. 1998 Edition

Ohio Summary of Plant Protection Regulations, Ohio Department of Agriculture
White Pine Blister Rust On Currants and Gooseberries, Michael A. Ellis and Leona Horst, OSU Fact Sheet
State Regulation of Ribes to Control White Pine Blister Rust, Steven McKay, HortTechnology, July-Sept 2000




Currant and Gooseberry Plant Suppliers

(partial list), Ontario Ministry of Ag, Food & Rural Affairs



Ribes Case Study with Branstrator Farms (pdf)
Ribes Final Report, October 2012 (pdf)


Diet and Health

Currants, USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
Gooseberries, USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference