Herb latin name: Ribes fragrans


Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)



Edible parts of Ribes fragrans:

Fruit - raw or cooked. A gooseberry with a sweet and pleasant flavour. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Scent:
Scented
Shrub

Habitat of the herb:

Mountain slopes among rocks and on stony taluses to lower parts of the bald mountain zone.

Propagation of Ribes fragrans:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 4 - 5 months cold stratification at between 0 to 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, 10 - 15cm with a heel, 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:

Mountain slopes among rocks and on stony taluses to lower parts of the bald mountain zone.

Medicinal use of Ribes fragrans:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes fragrans:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.