Herb latin name: Ribes latifolium


Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)



Edible parts of Ribes latifolium:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The red fruit is up to 9mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

Flowering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Undergrowth of mountain forests. Deciduous larch forests and forest margins, roadsides at elevations of 1100 - 1500 metres in S Jilin province, China.

Propagation of Ribes latifolium:

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 and 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:

Undergrowth of mountain forests. Deciduous larch forests and forest margins, roadsides at elevations of 1100 - 1500 metres in S Jilin province, China.

Medicinal use of Ribes latifolium:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes latifolium:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.