Herb latin name: Ribes griffithii


Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)



Edible parts of Ribes griffithii:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Somewhat austere in taste. The red fruit is up to 12mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
2.5 m
(8 1/4 foot)

Flowering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Forests and shrubberies, 2700 - 4000 metres. Forests and forest margins in mountain regions, foothill thickets at elevations of 2600 - 4200 metres in western China.

Propagation of Ribes griffithii:

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:

Forests and shrubberies, 2700 - 4000 metres. Forests and forest margins in mountain regions, foothill thickets at elevations of 2600 - 4200 metres in western China.

Medicinal use of Ribes griffithii:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes griffithii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.