Currants are a great starting point if you’re new to growing your own soft fruit and our collection of ‘Summer Pearls’ is the perfect way to get started!
Redcurrant ‘Summer Pearls Red’ are a wonderful variety with its gorgeous looking, wonderful tasting bunches of shiny bright red fruit. A great source of a wide range of vitamins, this tasty superfruit is a superb addition to your favourite desserts or breakfast cereals, accompanying ice cream and for making redcurrant jelly. Harvest them by picking the whole string, they’re delicious eaten straight from the bush but long lasting in the fridge and freezer too. Fruits between June and August.
Whitecurrant ‘Summer Pearls White’ 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. Fruits between June and July.
One of the largest blackcurrants available, Blackcurrant ‘Summer Pearls Black’ will reward you with huge, juicy berries giving you a whole new eating experience! Unlike other varieties of blackcurrant, this beauty can be picked as single berries rather a cluster making the sweet and aromatic, single fruit perfect for snacking. Fruits in June.
Redcurrants make attractive garden plants and can be easily trained as cordons and espaliers against a wall or fence. 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 three established plants in 9cm pots, one of each flavour, ready for planting.
Planting Advice for ‘Summer Pearls’
Aftercare Advice for ‘Summer Pearls’
Pruning Advice for your ‘Summer Pearls’