Bar-Le-Duc White Currant
A unique white currant from France, Bar-Le-Duc White Currant produces profuse clusters of large and very sweet, translucent white berries, good for fresh eating and preserves. Easy to grow and disease resistant, this valuable variety forms an attractive, upright growing shrub.
Latin Name: Ribes rubrum
Site and Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full to partial sun.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 3-6 ft. in height and width
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: June- July
Pests & Diseases: Primus is fairly resistant to most insect and fungal pests of the genus Ribes. White Pine Blister Rust can be a problem for Black Currant in Certain Midwestern states. Other Currant species are not bothered by this disease. Check with your local university extension service for details.
USDA Zone: 3-8