Herb latin name: Ribes ussuriense

Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)

Edible parts of Ribes ussuriense:

Fruit - raw or cooked. A blackcurrant. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Habitat of the herb:

River banks.

Propagation of Ribes ussuriense:

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. Division of suckers in the dormant season. They can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.

Cultivation of the herb:

River banks.

Medicinal use of Ribes ussuriense:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes ussuriense:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.