The highest yielding whitecurrant by far. Whitecurrant 'Blanka' produces masses of large, sweet, almost translucent berries on long strings from late July through to August. Currants have a long cropping season, freeze well and are perfect for pies and jams. From the second season onwards each plant will produce over 3.5kg (over 7lb) of fruit and will keep producing for up to 10 years. Height and spread: 120cm (48").
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 28-32 months (16-20 months for premium bareroot plant).
We supply established, healthy 1-year old bareroot pre-pruned plants which will quickly establish once planted.
Whitecurrants prefer a position in full sun but will tolerate semi shade. Shelter from cold winds and late spring frosts as these conditions may damage the flowers, and reduce the yield of fruit later in the year. Grow whitecurrants in rich, moist, well drained soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure into the ground prior to planting. Plant whitecurrant bushes between late autumn and spring, at a distance of 1.5m (5') apart and a depth of 5cm (2") lower than the soil mark on the stem. Planting whitecurrants slightly deep will encourage the production of extra stems from below ground level.
Keep whitecurrant plants well watered during dry periods, particularly as the fruits are developing. Netting the bushes will help to protect the currants from birds. Whitecurrants can be harvested from July.
Whitecurrants form fruit on 2 year old wood, so after planting the leading shoots need only be pruned by half to encourage branching. In subsequent years, reduce any new growth by half. Take care not to cut back into the previous year's wood unless removing the occasional weak or damaged stem to encourage healthy new shoots to develop. Culinary note: Whitecurrants make particularly good jellies. Suitable for freezing.
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