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Ribes rubrum ‘White Grape’

Whitecurrant

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  • Botanical name: Ribes rubrum 'White Grape'
  • Common name: Whitecurrant
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit
Foliage colour:

Green

Whitecurrants are sweeter than redcurrants, but are rarely available to buy in the shops. The berries are creamy white and deiciously sweet, perfect for eating straight off the plant or using in summer puddings and jellies.  

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Like redcurrants, whitecurrants fruit well in northern regions. Ribes rubrum ‘White Grape’ is a vigorous, upright, deciduous, fruiting shrub with green, lobed leaves and many side shoots, making it good for training against a wall or fence. It has heavy crops of pale, sweet berries that are ripe in mid-summer.

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Grow Ribes rubrum ‘White Grape’ in a sunny, sheltered site and prune annually in winter.

How to grow Ribes 'White Grape'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

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Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do not Harvest in August

Do not Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Ribes 'White Grape' and wildlife

Ribes 'White Grape' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Ribes 'White Grape' poisonous?

Ribes 'White Grape' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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