Full sun, deer resistant, rabbit resistant, Zone 3
Ribes ‘White Pearl’
Pot size: #1
With a sweet and slightly floral flavour, White Pearl is an incredibly productive currant that does well in cooler climates. Berries are translucent with a slight golden hue in the sunlight. Excellent for fresh eating, or making jellies, jams, and wines.
White currants are sweeter than the black and red varieties, they have a low acidity and a sweet flavour profile.
An interesting fact about the White currant is that is it an albino version of the red currant, and has ancestral roots in Central and Eastern Europe, though they do fare well in cool climate. To harvest, the entire twig should be snipped away from the bush, rather than picking off the individual berries.
Mature Size: 3-5′ tall by 3-5′ wide
White Pearl Currant