Whitecurrant White Versailles

Ribes rubrum 'White Versailles'

Also known as

White Currant White Versailles

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7-H4

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

1m

Min

2m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Whitecurrants can be harvested in summer when the fruits are firm and juicy. Cut whole strings and use immediately, or store in the fridge for a few days.

Whitecurrant White Versailles Overview

Whitecurrants are easily grown ornamental bushes and are useful plants. They produce nutritious edible fruits that are full of vitamin C and anti-oxidants and also contain vitamin B, iron, and phosphorus. They are extremely hardy, can be grown in a container and will grow in poor soil. 'White Versailles' is an early variety that reliably produces long trusses that bear heavy whitish fruits.

Common problems with Whitecurrant White Versailles

How to propagate Whitecurrant White Versailles

Cuttings

Hardwood cuttings 30 cm long. Trim off the end of the cutting just below a bud and cut the end of the stem just above a bud to leave a stem which is 15-20 cm long. Plant 10-12 cm deep. Water well.

Seed

Plant bare-root redcurrants 5 cm deep, 1.5-1.8 m apart and 1.5 m between rows. Sow in Autumn.

Layering

Gently bend stem down to the soil and scrape off some bark opposite a bud where the stem touches the soil. Peg down just below the surface and cover with 2cm of soil. Cut stem away once it has rooted.

Special features of Whitecurrant White Versailles

Pot plant

Grow Whitecurrants in a large container, at least 45 cm wide and deep.

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Whitecurrant White Versailles

Culinary

Edible

Berries are edible and can be eaten fresh, cooked or dried, cultivated for jams or used as an accompaniment in salads, garnishes or drinks when in season.