Herb latin name: Ribes japonicum


Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)



Edible parts of Ribes japonicum:

Fruit - raw or cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Habitat of the herb:

Woods in mountains all over Japan.

Propagation of Ribes japonicum:

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:

Woods in mountains all over Japan.

Medicinal use of Ribes japonicum:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes japonicum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.