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Ribes hudsonianum - Richards.
                 
Common Name Hudson Bay Currant, Northern black currant, Western black currant
Family Grossulariaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Swampy woods and rocky slopes[43].
Range Northern N. America - Alaska to Oregon, south to British Columbia and Minnesota.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Ribes hudsonianum Hudson Bay Currant, Northern black currant, Western black currant


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Ribes hudsonianum Hudson Bay Currant, Northern black currant, Western black currant
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2
   
Physical Characteristics
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Ribes hudsonianum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[2, 101, 161, 172, 257]. Mainly used in jams, jellies etc[183]. The fruit is about 5 - 10mm in diameter[200].
Medicinal Uses


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Miscellany;  Women's complaints.

A decoction of the stem sections, used alone or with wild gooseberry stems (Ribes spp) has been used to treat sickness after childbirth[257]. The raw fruits have been eaten as a treatment for colds[257]. A decoction of leaves and fruits has been used to treat sickness in general[257]. A decoction of the stems and leaves has been used in the treatment of colds, sore throats and stomach complaints[257]. A decoction of the roots has been taken as a general panacea to treat all types of sickness and also tuberculosis[257].
Other Uses
Miscellany.

None known
Cultivation details
Easily grown in a moisture retentive but well-drained loamy soil of at least moderate quality[11, 200]. Plants are quite tolerant of shade though do not fruit so well in such a position[11]. Hardy to about -20°c[200]. Plants can harbour a stage of 'white pine blister rust', so they should not be grown in the vicinity of pine trees. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 4 - 5 months cold stratification at between 0 to 9°c and should be sown as early in the year as possible[113, 164]. Under normal storage conditions the seed can remain viable for 17 years or more. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter, planting them out in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 10 - 15cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[78, 113]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, preferably with a heel of the previous year's growth, November to February in a cold frame or sheltered bed outdoors[78, 200].
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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