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.
Planting Advice for Whitecurrants
Aftercare Advice for Whitecurrants
Pruning Advice for your Whitecurrant