Whitecurrant ‘White Versailles’ is one of the most common and popular white currants available.
Soft, pale white currants are produced on long, leaden trusses in mid Summer. The fruit is pleasantly sweet and best enjoyed fresh.
If you were to plant one variety of whitecurrant in your garden, ‘White Versailles’ would be the most recommended.
- Fruiting Season: July
- Fruit Size: Large
- Height & Spread: 1.2m x 1.2m
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Whitecurrant Planting Guide
Plant whitecurrants between November and March, during the dormant season, to the depth of the soil mark on the plant in the pot and firm in well. They prefer a sunny, sheltered location in well drained soil.
Water regularly throughout the Summer and apply a general fertiliser, such as Growmore, in the Spring to aide growth.
The key to caring for whitecurrants long term is to annually prune them, much like gooseberries. Whitecurrants require an open centred framework to allow room for fruit to grow. Using the main branches as a structure for the main shape, any old or damaged wood should be cut back during the dormant season.
Harvest your whitecurrants once their colour is full and glossy. Not all fruit will ripen at the same time and several pickings maybe needed. Eat or store whitecurrants as soon as possible.