GB CULTURAL INFO: Zones 5-9/ Matures 3 yrs/ Spacing 4'
SEEDS PER PACKET: 20
SOURCE CODE: C
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: spring with treatment, summer/fall without
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Replaces Blackcurrant. 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.
low germination--pkt contains extra seed
BOTANICAL NAME: Ribes aureum
DESCRIPTION: A native American currant with golden flowers, and black fruit, adapted to hot summers and dryer conditions than the European blackcurrant, but similar fruit. Easy-care fruit-bearing bush or hedge, with fruit that is 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. Makes a beautiful, productive background or screen, and will produce well in shaded conditions. Leaves used by herbalists to combat stress, and fruit has more vitamin C than citrus. Seeds rich in omega-3. Makes a 4’x4’ bush when using 4' spacing in the bed.
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