Ribes roezlii

Sierra Gooseberry

In Stock: 0.095 lb (Total:0.095lb)
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RIBES roezlii


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0.1 lb
Collected in:
Bucks Lake, California
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Looking to add a unique and ornamental shrub to your garden? Look no further than Ribes roezlii, also known as Sierra gooseberry. This North American species of currant is native to California and its mountain ranges, as well as parts of Nevada and Oregon. Growing up to 1.2 meters tall, this spiny shrub produces red or purple berries up to 2.5 centimeters long that are covered in thick, long spines. The berries are notable for their large size and extreme spininess, making them a great addition to any garden. The foliage is an important food source for mule deer and bighorn sheep, and the fruits are commonly consumed by fox sparrows. Ribes roezlii is easily grown in a moisture-retentive but well-drained loamy soil and can tolerate dry soils. It requires a sunny position and is hardy to about -20°C. The fruit is edible raw or cooked and can also be dried for later use. Don't miss out on this interesting and attractive shrub for your garden.

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