1ft 'White Versailles' Whitecurrant Bush | 3L Pot

Code: TR0575
1ft 'White Versailles' Whitecurrant Bush | 3L Pot
Whitecurrant White Versailles 3L
A very popular early variety the ‘White versaille’ is the first whitecurrant to crop in the season. A heavy cropping variety which produces an abundance of large, shiny, soft pale yellow/white berries in long heavy trusses during mid-late summer. The fruit is deliciously sweet, not as acidic as redcurrant, so is great for eating fresh or using in a wide range of culinary purposes. White Versailles has a vigorous, upright bushy growth habit with attractive arching canes and serrated three lobed pale green leaves. A very reliable cropper year after year. Eventual height and spread: 1.5m (5ft). Self fertile.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 3l Pot
  • Approx height on arrival: 45-60cm
  • Shrub is approx. 3 years old
  • Fruit: Pale yellow/ white berries
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2m
  • Approx Spread: 1.5m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: July
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, smoothies, sauces
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 3-4 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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    1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Requirements

  • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5.0/5 (2 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"We will see next summer ????"

Reviewed Thursday, 5 October 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Very well grown plants very well packaged."

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 August 2017

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