10 seeds of rare Rubus saxatilis, Stone Bramble
Rubus saxatilis or Stone Bramble is a species of bramble found in Europe (south of Iceland and east of the Pyrenees) and temperate Asia to Japan.
The berries are edible raw or cooked,and have an acid flavor, but are agreeable to the palate. In Russian cuisine, they are eaten plain with sugar, honey, or milk, and can be used in preparation of kissel, kompot, juice, syrup, jams and jellies, and kvass.
Many parts of the plant are astringent, owing largely to the presence of tannins. A decoction of the root was once used in India for the treatment of relaxed bowels and dysentery, and also in treating the spasmodic stage of whooping cough. A decoction of the leaves was used to treat dysentery and some types of bleeding.
These seeds need a stratification first, meaning that they have to be treated with cold for several weeks. This can easily be done by planting them directly into your garden at autumn and then they'll start to germinate in spring.
Second option is just simulating the winter season by putting seeds, together with some soil, into the fridge for about 4-6 weeks.
Third option is a treatment with GA3 (Gibberellic acid) for about 6 hours. Then they can be planted directly. Instructions for GA3 usage can be found in the item description of this phytohormone right here in my store.
|amount of seeds||7 pieces|