Red Wax Currant Berry Seeds: Edible Heirloom Fruit Flower Shrub (Ribes Cereum)
The Wax Currant is an ornamental shrub with edible fruit. Ribes Cereum is native to western North America, & has spicy fragrant foliage. It flowers in clusters of curling tube-shaped pink & white blooms that attract butterflies and HUMMINGBIRDS.
The flowers are edible, & have a sweet taste! This gourmet delicacy can be used as a dessert or salad topping.
The fruit is a berry called a Currant, & currants are about the same size as a blueberry. The fruit of the Wax Currant is red. Currants can be eaten raw, made into jams & pies, or dried & stored for later use.
Name: Wax Currant Other Common Names: Western Red Currant / Waxy Currant / Squaw Currant Scientific Name: Ribes Cereum Color: Pink Flowers / Red Fruit Plant Seeds: Fall Sow Seeds or Cold Stratify Bloom Time: Flowers Apr - July Harvest: Fruit July - Aug Hardiness Zone: 3 - 10 Plant height: 60 - 72" Plant Spacing: 36 - 48" Light Requirements: Sun - Part Shade Soil & Water Preferences: Average