Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: White currant

  1. #1
    veg4681's Avatar
    veg4681 is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    S.W. Birmingham, Worcestershire
    Posts
    1,476

    Default White currant

    Is this sweeter than either the black or red currant. One book describes it as sweet like grapes which is something I can eat, otherwise I don't like sharp, tart taste. Blanca variety is one I can buy but are there better ones?
    Food for Free

  2. #2
    veg4681's Avatar
    veg4681 is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    S.W. Birmingham, Worcestershire
    Posts
    1,476

    Default

    Sorry for the post, I've just managed to get the answers myself inclu past thread...white is sweetest, then red, then black and they taste like grapes. If anybody wants to talk about variety they have, would be glad to hear of this.
    Food for Free

  3. #3
    Snadger's Avatar
    Snadger is offline Dundiggin
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Durham. Pink Panther territory
    Posts
    23,670

    Default

    I love white currants! They have such a fresh grape taste picked and eaten fresh from the bush. I have one bush of white versailles which I purchased last year. It has fruited over a long period and the currants hang in good condition on the plant for a long time. I may try striking a few cuttings this year to give me more plants as I believe they root easily and can be grown as a standards, as can gooseberries!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper



  4. #4
    veg4681's Avatar
    veg4681 is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    S.W. Birmingham, Worcestershire
    Posts
    1,476

    Default

    Thanks Snadger, I'll go get one myself if it means like I'm eating grapes without having to grow a real one.
    Food for Free

Similar Threads

  1. White powder on red currant bush
    By rodofgod76 in forum Feeling Fruity
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-05-2009, 11:37 PM
  2. No leaves on blackcurrant, gooseberry and white currant
    By southlondongardener in forum Feeling Fruity
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-04-2008, 03:08 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-11-2007, 08:46 PM
  4. White currant recipes
    By cotton54321 in forum Season to Taste
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 13-08-2006, 10:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts