BOTANICAL NAME Ribes aureum
DESCRIPTION: Easy-care fruit-bearing bush or hedge, sometimes called golden currant for its fragrant yellow flowers. Fruit much-loved in Europe for fresh eating, jellies, and drinks ("Cassis"). A beautiful plant with maple-like leaves and grape-like cascades of dark, rich berries. Will produce in shaded conditions. Leaves combat stress, and fruit has more vitamin C than citrus.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 5-9 /Height 4+'/Matures 3 yrs
WHEN TO PLANT : Spring, Fall
GERMINATION DAYS: 60-90 cold
SEEDS PER PACKET: 20
SOURCE CODE: C
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Native species with black fruit and fragrant yellow flowers. Start in pots for first year, then transplant. Some seeds will sprout with no treatment, but many more will sprout with ONE of the following treatments: very lightly rub one or two strokes between sheets of fine sandpaper, stratify in the fridge for 60 days (see info sheet) OR leave outdoors all winter in pots. Tolerates partial (not dense) shade.
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