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By Almilne

Angus, United Kingdom Gb

A friend gave me a plant which grows wild in her garden. It has tallish stems, smooth but with long spikes like a gooseberry, leaves like a gooseberry but with the lobes more rounded, and a fruit which looks like and tastes like a raspberry. Can you tell me what this is? A Milne. I can,t send a picture of the fruit. There was only 1 berry and I ate it! It was not elongated.

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Could be a Tayberry - a photo would really help i.d.

19 Aug, 2010


Photos attached. I can't send picture of the fruit - there was only 1 berry on the plant and I ate it! It was not elongated like the tayberries I've seen.

19 Aug, 2010


you can get red dessert gooseberries. they are quite sweet too. [but dont look like a raspberry !!]

19 Aug, 2010


Looking at the leaves this is definitely not related to the raspberry. I think SBG is correct a red gooseberry :-)

19 Aug, 2010


Could be a Worcesterberry also.

19 Aug, 2010


Thanks, everyone. I may come back to you next year when (hopefully) there will be more fruit.

20 Aug, 2010

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