Herb latin name: Ribes horridum


Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)



Edible parts of Ribes horridum:

Fruit - raw or cooked. A succulent acid taste. The black fruit is about 12mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Flowering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Mountain slopes. Coniferous forests and forest margins at elevations of 1500 - 2100 metres in S. Jilin province, China.

Propagation of Ribes horridum:

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. Coniferous forests and forest margins at elevations of 1500 - 2100 metres in S. Jilin province, China.

Medicinal use of Ribes horridum:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes horridum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.