Herb latin name: Ribes meyeri


Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)



Edible parts of Ribes meyeri:

Fruit - raw or cooked. A pleasant taste. The purplish-black fruit is about 8mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Flowering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Forests and forest margins on mountain slopes, river banks, or in valleys, thickets in valleys or on roadsides, rock crevices in gullies and streamsides, 1200 - 3900 metres in Xinjiang.

Propagation of Ribes meyeri:

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:

Forests and forest margins on mountain slopes, river banks, or in valleys, thickets in valleys or on roadsides, rock crevices in gullies and streamsides, 1200 - 3900 metres in Xinjiang.

Medicinal use of Ribes meyeri:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes meyeri:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.