Herb latin name: Ribes janczewskii

Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)

Edible parts of Ribes janczewskii:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Large and aromatic, it is a blackcurrant with the aroma typical of that plant.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Gorges and mountain river valleys to 3000 metres.

Propagation of Ribes janczewskii:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification at between 0 to 5C 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:

Gorges and mountain river valleys to 3000 metres.

Medicinal use of Ribes janczewskii:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes janczewskii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.