White Pearl Currant
White Pearl Currant is a classic from Holland. Enjoy its attractive, upright form and its sweet and flavorful berries. European gardeners have grown and appreciated White Pearl’s translucent, beautiful, large and tasty fruit for many years.
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 40º F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-5 ft. in height
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
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-6, 15-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34-43