Ribes aureum 25 Seeds - Golden Currant

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Ribes aureum is a deciduous perennial shrubby plant in the currant family, Grossulariaceae. Ribes aureum is commonly called golden currant and is native to North America. The plant can reach up to 10 feet tall at maturity and has 2 to 5 lobed simple palmate leaves. Flowers have 5 yellow petals and produce small yellow to red berries. The berries are edible and the bark may be used on sores when dried and ground into a powder. Ribes aureum do best in well draining soils in full sun to partial shade. Water adequately when the soil appears dry and allow it to dry out before watering again. USDA plant hardiness zone 5a to 8b.

Ribes aureum seeds require a cold stratification pretreatment to germinate reliably. This may be achieved by leaving seeds in a small amount of moist, but not soaking wet, sterilized peat moss, vermiculite, or sand inside a refrigerator for 3 months. After this period, place the seeds directly on the surface of a well draining potting mix and sprinkle just enough of the potting mix to cover the seeds, being careful not to plant too deep. Sown seeds require consistent moisture and humidity, but the soil should not remain soaking wet. Soil should be moist and well-draining, and kept between 65°F to 80°F for best results. Germination typically takes 5 to 120 days to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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