25
Oct
2009
Ribes uva-crispa - agris, grapes bear
Green Pharmacy | Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Ribes uva-crispa

Synonyms - Ribes grossularia L. Grossularia uva-crispa (L.) Mill.

Popular names - sour, white wood strawberries, grapes bear, royal grape, uva Crispin, Grossularia

Distribution and Habitat - originally from North Africa, Europe to the Caucasus. Grows in mixed forests and forest edge. Environments prefer cool, moist in the shade or semi-shade, rich in nitrogenous substances.

Description - thorny shrub, 1 m high. Gray-brown bark is exfoliating. Rich stem branched divaricata. Branches long, thin, gray-brown with yellow top, pubescent glabrata in youth and adulthood. Leaves simple, cordiforme, 3-5 lobed, toothed, long stalks, bright green on the upper side, more open bottom, becoming yellow-red autumn, a bitter taste. Flowers monoecious, hermaphrodite, grouped 3 each stalk, calyx galben-green or brown-red, 0.5 cm, reflexes, Corola campanulata, 5 green and white petals. Blooms in April-May. Baca Fruit oval, 1 cm diameter, yellow-green or reddish, fleshy, edible. Seeds ovat-elliptical, 2.5-3.6 x 1.5-2 mm mat surface or slightly glossy, dark purple. 2n = 16

Growth rate --

Tolerances - ͦ temperatures to -30 C. Not tolerate hot and dry summers.

Requirements - fertile, well-drained, pH 6.5, semi-shaded.

Management - do not require fertilization. Mulcirea apply each spring. It clipped every year, Summer, 5 leaves, the shearing and all diseased branches and dried.

Propagation - are planted at 1.2-1.6 m distance between plants.

Diseases and pests - Botrytis sp., Afidele, birds.

Properties and Uses - The fruit contains vitamins A, B, C, potassium.

Fruits have share itfocused and diuretic. 100-300 g SUV Ribes uva-crispa / day, 2-3 times, morning and noon.

Flowers rich in nectar are important for species of bees Andraena tybialis.

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