White Pearl Currant
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White Pearl is unfortunately unavailable for Fall 2021/Spring 2022
Species: Ribes rubrum
History: Developed in Holland, White Pearl currants like all white currants are actually an albino mutation of red currants. This variety has been popular in Europe for quite some time, although aside from its place of origin it appears there is little information on how it came to be.
Why We Grow It: These delicate translucent berries are white with a pinkish-gold hue, making them delightful to see growing in the garden. They have sweet and mild flavour that is slightly floral. The plant itself is quite cold hardy and bears prolific crops.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3
Soil Preference: Loam, prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Shrub reaches 1-1.5m tall, upright and compact growth habit, produces heavy crops.
Sun/Shade: Prefers full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily) but will tolerate some shade
Bloom Colour: Greenish-yellow
Ripens: Mid July
Storage: Keeps up to two weeks when stored in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, preserving, baking
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