Missouri gooseberry
Ribes missouriense

Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Ribes (RYE-bees) (Info)
Species: missouriense (miss-oor-ee-EN-see) (Info)

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood heel cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Cole Camp, Missouri

Leasburg, Missouri

Granville, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 5, 2007, creekwalker from Benton County, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant is listed as endangered in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. It is listed as a noxious weed in Michigan.

It grows in my woods and doesn't seem the least invasive here.