Whitecurrant Summer Pearls White
Whitecurrant Summer Pearls White

Whitecurrant Summer Pearls White

A delicious, less tart aternative to the redcurrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Beautiful summer fruit that looks like clusters of translucent pearls, and a great source of a whole range of vitamins, particularly C and K.
  • Incredibly sweet without the tartness of a redcurrant, so sweet in fact that pies and jams won’t need added sugar, unless you have a very sweet tooth!
  • Very easy to grow and care for – perfect if you’re starting out growing your own soft fruit.
  • Happy growing in beds, borders or patio pots - choose a sunny spot for the sweetest fruit.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.
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Product Description

The whitecurrant is very similar to its cousin, the redcurrant. However, whereas the redcurrant can be a rather tart, the whitecurrant is much, much sweeter whilst retaining a noticeable zing to its taste.

As the name suggests, the fruit of ‘Summer Pearls White’ really does look like perfect little translucent pearls with a pale golden sheen, and they’re deliciously sweet, juicy and tasty too!

A perfect accompaniment to cereals and desserts or eaten straight from the bush, it’s in cooking that these vitamin packed currants come into their own. They’re so incredibly sweet that no added sugar is needed when making jams and pies. Best harvested by picking entire strings, they’re absolutely delicious and long lasting in the fridge and freezer.

Whitecurrants can be easily trained as cordons and espaliers against a wall or fence and are extremely attractive garden plants. Although they produce the sweetest tasting fruit when grown in full sun, they also do well in partial shade. So easy to grow, hardy and vigorous, cropping reliably whilst requiring little care.

Supplied as and established plant in a 9cm pot and growing up to 1.5m (5ft), although it can be kept smaller through pruning.

What Is Supplied

Item 310154 supplied as:
Supplied as and established plant in a 9cm pot.

Plant Information

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Whitecurrants

  • Easy-to-grow soft fruits that cope with a wide range of soil conditions, they're best grown in well-drained, fertile soil with a neutral to acid pH.
  • Full sun is preferred, but partial shade is tolerated, and plants can be even trained against a north wall.
  • Keep the area around the bushes free of other plants - a mulch of well-rotted compost, manure or bark will help supress weeds and retain moisture.
  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice for Whitecurrants

  • Currants prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun, or light shade.
  • Keep well-watered.
  • In late winter, feed with a balanced fertiliser, following the instructions.
  • Weed and mulch around the plant in late winter to suppress weeds. Avoid hoeing near the base of the bush where new shoots are developing.
  • If growing in a pot, choose one that is around 45-50cm (18-20in) in diameter and use a good-quality compost (John Innes No 3 is ideal).
  • Repot every 2-3 years into the same pot or slightly larger. Trim back some of the roots and tease away the old soil replacing it with fresh JI No 3 compost.

Pruning Advice for your Whitecurrant

  • Whitecurrants bear their fruit on old wood. Prune bushes by removing diseased or very old branches in winter, then prune new growth back to two buds in early summer to keep plants compact.
  • Leaders should be pruned to outward facing buds unless the branches are bending, in which case they then should be cut to upward facing buds.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
100cm
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Whitecurrant Summer Pearls White
Whitecurrant Summer Pearls White
9cm Pot
Item: 310154
Only £9.99