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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Ribes inerme Rydb.
whitestem gooseberry
RIIN2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 8
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 8.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Red      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 700
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 12
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 24
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 130   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance Medium   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Spring   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 372667
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 06/07/2020 02:15 AM CDT