Native to France, Ribes rubrum versaillaise blanche or White currant is a self-fertile variety resistant to - 18 ° C, vigorous and very productive, which offers delicious, flavorful white fruits in mid-season soft and very sweet.
The Ribes rubrum versaillaise blanche blooms in April, then begins to produce fruit in early July on twigs from 1 to 2 years old. Harvesting continues until August. These appear in the form of clusters bearing large white, translucent berries which become amber when ripe. Their sweet, juicy and slightly acidic flesh can be enjoyed fresh or cooked. The gooseberries of the White currant are used in pastry making, they are excellent in sorbet, coulis or jam.
Easy to grow and resistant to powdery mildew, Ribes rubrum versaillaise blanche thrives in any type of soil, even if it is poor, unless it is too calcareous. Install it in a light, rich, well-drained and cool soil, preferably in the sun or in partial shade. He only fears excessive heat.
With an adult height of 1.30 m to 2 m for a spread of 1 m to 1.20 m, the White Currant has its place in a massif or in a hedge associated with other varieties producing small fruits, it can also be trellised along a wall.