Red Flowering Currants (Ribes sanguinium)

August 20, 2013 · 0 comments

harvesting red flowering currant fruit // Wayward Spark

Red flowering currants (seen blooming here) are a great early nectar species for both hummingbirds and bumblebees, and the flowers are wonderfully showy in the green-ness of Pacific Northwest spring. We have a bunch of them growing right around our house and down the driveway, which until yesterday, were heavily laden with bloomy, blue fruits.

Henry harvested all the currants. (They’re edible. Charlotte actually ate a few, but didn’t think much of them. Maybe if we were desperate…) To us, they’re valuable as wild collected seed that Henry will sell to a local native plant nursery, Seven Oaks.

harvesting red flowering currant fruit // Wayward Spark

red flowering currant fruit // Wayward Spark

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