Herb latin name: Fuchsia fulgens
Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
Edible parts of Fuchsia fulgens:Fruit - raw. An acidic flavour. A juicy berry with a very nice flavour. Also used as a beverage. The fruit can be up to 30mm long and 15mm wide.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Rocky places, old walls, woodlands and open areas, often as an epiphyte on oaks, in Jalisco, Michoacan and Morelia.
Propagation of Fuchsia fulgens:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe though it can also be sown in the spring. Surface sow the seed in pots in a warm greenhouse and do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination should take place in less than 6 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Inter-nodal cuttings of greenwood, 5 - 8cm long, May/June in a frame. Quick and easy, a high percentage take. Overwinter in the greenhouse for the first year and plant out after the last expected frosts. Inter-nodal cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very quick and easy, treat as greenwood cuttings above. Cuttings usually succeed at any time during the growing season. Division of tubers in the spring. Dig up the plant as it comes into active growth and pot up the tubers with their growing stems. Grow them on in the greenhouse until established and plant them out in early summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Rocky places, old walls, woodlands and open areas, often as an epiphyte on oaks, in Jalisco, Michoacan and Morelia.
Medicinal use of Fuchsia fulgens:None known
Known hazards of Fuchsia fulgens:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.