Herb latin name: Ribes warszewiczii


Family: Grossulariaceae (Currant Family)



Edible parts of Ribes warszewiczii:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Used in preserves. A red currant with a very nice sharp flavour, it fruits well in Britain. The fruit is up to 10mm in diameter and is an attractive dark red when fully ripe. Like all the red currants, the fruit does contain rather a lot of seeds.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Flowering:
April
to May

Habitat of the herb:

Forests, mainly coniferous, forest edges, river banks and amongst shrubs.

Propagation of Ribes warszewiczii:

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, mainly coniferous, forest edges, river banks and amongst shrubs.

Medicinal use of Ribes warszewiczii:

None known

Known hazards of Ribes warszewiczii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.