Jim McKenney
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:50:10 PST
The Cornell piece quoted by Bob
"because they were thought to be an intermediate host 
of white pine blister rust." seems to me to be a good example of weasel words in action: 

They were thought? In the past tense, as if they are no longer thought to be intermediate hosts? 

As far as I know, they are just as much a potential intermediate host now as they were a century ago - except in the case of the few newer sorts  thought to be resistant. 

My state, Maryland, allows the growing of Ribes and related plants. Neighboring West Virginia does not. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where I wish I had a nice slice of gooseberry pie to warm me up today. 

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