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Thread: Anyone grown or eaten ribes odoratum?

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    Norfolkgrey is offline Mature Fruiter
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    Default Anyone grown or eaten ribes odoratum?

    Ribes Odoratum aka Buffalo currant or clove currant.

    Just wanted a grapes opinion as it seems a bit odd they aren't more popular if they are sweeter and yummier than blackcurrants. So anyone have experience with these and what did/do you think?

    Thanks as always

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    DannyK is offline Cropper
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    Pretty yellow flowers, spicy scent.

    Fruit nothing special yield or flavour, sweetish if left on bush for ages. Birds left them alone for ages!

    If you want decent fruit get a proper currant. I bought this as the catalogue overhyped it about 20 years ago. It's a survivor but won't be missed but won't die despite transplanting!
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