White Currant Plant – Ribes Witte Parel


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White Pearl Fruit Plant

  • STRONG GROWTH - Ribes 'Witte Parel' which means White Pearl, is a deciduous slow growing white currant plant. This plant is of an upright habit, and grows bunches of green flowers, these flowers bloom and peak between April & May.
  • SIZE OF PLANT - The plant you will recieve will be between 20-30cm in height - GREAT VALUE.
  • SELF POLLINATING - During early summer, this self-pollinating variety produces loads of translucent and delicious edible berries which are best picked around mid-July.
  • FULLY HARDY - This plant is extremely hardy, it can stand up to harsh windy conditions and the berries are not an attractive proposition for birds and other such pests so they can be grown and harvested with minimal fuss.

  • Eventual Height

    Can grow up to 1.5 m in the right conditions.

  • Pot Size

    9 cm

  • Season of Interest

    Summer to late summer.

  • Light Required

    Full sun

  • Watering

    Make sure the plant is kept well watered, specially during warmer seasons.

  • Best Growing Conditions

    If the ground is soil is frozen or waterlogged when they arrive, give them a soak and plant them in a pot filled with good quality compost until they can be planted out. Space at 1.5m intervals and once planted apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring, as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is kept well watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the currants from birds. In the first year, prune back to one bud above soil level in winter. After that only prune out weak branches.

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