Whitecurrant

Whitecurrant 'Versailles Blanche'

Whitecurrant - Whitecurrant  'Versailles Blanche'

Common Name: Whitecurrant
Genus: Whitecurrant
Cultivar: 'Versailles Blanche'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

An early cropping whitecurrant which produces long heavy trusses of pale yellow fruits. These appear early in the season so are ready to pick in early July and have a pleasantly sweet flavour. It is a very relaible cropper and will provide a good yield year after year. Because of its many good features it has become one of the most poular varieties available.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure into the area. Once planted apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the fruit from birds. In the first year prune back to one bud above soil level in winter. After that only prune out weak branches.