Herb latin name: Ribes ambiguum


Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)



Edible parts of Ribes ambiguum:

Fruit - raw or cooked. An acid flavour, they are commonly eaten in areas where they grow wild. A reasonable size, the green fruit can be 12mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flowering:
May

Habitat of the herb:

Most commonly found growing as an epiphyte in moist moss on the branches of trees.

Propagation of Ribes ambiguum:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification at 0 - 9C and should be sown as early in the year as possible. Under normal storage conditions the seed can remain viable for 17 years or more. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter, planting them out in late spring of the following year Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, preferably with a heel of the previous year's growth, November to February in a cold frame or sheltered bed outdoors.

Cultivation of the herb:

Most commonly found growing as an epiphyte in moist moss on the branches of trees.

Medicinal use of Ribes ambiguum:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes ambiguum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.