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Ribes cereum

Squaw Currant, Wax Currant, Waxy Currant

In Stock: 0.705 lb (Total:0.705lb)
  • Ribes cereum

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0.7 lb

Details

Germination:
95%
Germination test:
TZ
Purity:
80%
Seeds per lb:
254,321
Quantity:
0.7 lb
Collected in:
Nevada
Crop year:
2022
Min. hardiness zone:
5
Item ID:
1831036

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Australia

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 150 days
Germination
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification. 

Looking for a unique and easy-to-grow plant for your garden? Look no further than Ribes cereum, also known as wax currant or squaw currant. Native to western North America, this aromatic shrub is easily grown in well-drained soil and can be found in a variety of habitats, from mountain forests to sagebrush. While the shrub produces small and tasteless red berries, it's often cultivated for its edible fruit. The Zuni people even use the berries as a food source! Attractive to small mammals and birds, wax currant is a popular choice for restoration projects and for providing cover to wildlife. So why not add some beauty and diversity to your garden with this unique and hardy shrub!

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