whitecurrant 'Versailles Blanche'
whitecurrant Versailles Blanche
- available to order from late autumn
- bare root plant
- Standard £4.95
This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: any well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy
An early cropping whitecurrant, which produces long, heavy trusses of pale yellow fruits. These appear early in the season, so are ready to pick in early July and have a pleasantly sweet flavour. It is a very relaible cropper, and will provide a good yield year after year. Because of its many good features, it has become one of the most poular varieties available.
- Garden care: These bare root plants will be approx 1 year old. When they arrive, soak the roots in water for an hour or two, before planting out into a well prepared bed as soon as possible. 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.