White currant Growing Guide

White currant

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Rich soil with compost dug in. pH of 6 to 6.5 preferred.

Position

Sunny position.

Frost tolerant

Yes but cover if a severe frost is forecast.

Feeding

May need potash (potassium) adding, particularly if the leaves start to brown at the edges.

Companions

Marigold.

Spacing

Single Plants: 90cm (2' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 90cm (2' 11") with 90cm (2' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant in winter to help them establish.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

After harvesting prune the bush back to five leaves on each side shoot and remove any dead or overcrowded branches to 'open up' the plant.

Harvesting

Harvest fruit when ripe, will freeze well.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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