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Ribes rubrum 'Versailles Blanche'


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photo by Frederic Didillon, copyright GAP Photos (121324)

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Previously known as 'White Versailles'. Whitecurrants are a colour form of redcurrant, with a quality all of their own, and rarely seen unless grown in the garden. Crops are very heavy and usually untouched by birds despite their delicious flavour. Like redcurrants, plants develop a permanent system of fruiting sideshoots, and may be trained as fans, espaliers, cordons and standards, as well as bushes. Grow all kinds on a single, clear stem, known as a leg, for easy maintenance. 'Versailles Blanche' is widely considered to be the best variety, with long strings of large currants and an outstanding flavour.

Family: Grossulariaceae

Genus: Ribes

Species: rubrum

Cultivar: Versailles Blanche

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 150cm

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