Berberis cretica is also called commonly Barberry the Cretan
Blooms April - May - June.
Fruit wire fleshy, dark blue - black.
As a herb in traditional medicine is used in many diseases both the fruits and the leaves, but also the bark and roots.
The fruits are used to give a shining red color.
From the bark is produced a nice yellow color used in tannery, but also for dyeing in the textile industry.
In the kitchen the fruits give jam, and the unripe pickled fruit.