These are gooseberries, also known as wild currants.  The ripe fruits are deep purple. Considered an excellent cover for small wildlife, and many like to eat it.

 These plants are common throughout Missouri. Two pretty good patches stand in the area of the ‘old house’ and by the shed.

 I was checking them out today, hoping to find enough ripe ones to make my dad and brother a pie. They really like gooseberry pie, or a variant, which we call blue-goose pie.  That one is made with a combination of goose and huckle or blue berries.

I have heard that jelly made with gooseberries is good, I have never made any

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