Swedish White Currant
Swedish White Currant is prized for its very attractive, flavorful, sweet, and translucent berries. Covering this small shrub, the striking berries hang in long clusters and ripen in mid-July.
A favorite fruit for many people around the world, most of us Americans have not had the opportunity to taste these delicious berries. Beautiful additions to your yard or landscape, these upright growing shrubs are attractive in bloom and a striking sight when fruiting, with large clusters of pink, red, white or black berries cascading down the heavily laden branches. Currants are rich in antioxidants and have a much higher vitamin C content than oranges.
Latin Name: Ribes rubrum
Site and Soil: Currants like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Currants are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Currants are hardy to minus 40° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-5 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet, flavorful
Fruit Skin: Translucent
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: White Pearl is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3-8