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Whitecurrant White Versailles

Ribes rubrum White Versailles

The first whitecurrant to crop in the season

Whitecurrants are tasty and versatile; they make a great addition to summer puddings, fruit terrines, sauces, jams and jellies. Harvested in late summer, they're easy to grow and work well alongside other fruit bushes like Red and Blackcurrants.


Happiest in full sun and good garden soil.


Dig in well rotted manure or homemade garden compost before planting and cut back your plants after you have harvested the fruit by removing some of the branches that carried fruit.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering April - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 90 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 70 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting May - August
Cropping July - September

Typically available

From March to September