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Imperial White Currant

Best for Fresh Eating

With a delectable sweetness and pearly, translucent color, Imperial White may be one of the best currants on the market for fresh-from-the bush eating. Sweeter than others, this unique variety is also high in vitamin C, making it an ideal snack. Grows to 4 ft. tall, self-pollinating. Bareroot. Zones 3-5. Not available in DE, MA, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, RI, VA, WV.
  • Zone 3 - 5.
  • Height 4 feet.
  • Light Required Full sun.

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Plants are not available in AE AK DE GU HI MA ME MI NC NH NJ PR RI VA WV
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  • Botanical Name: Ribes glandulosum 'Imperial White'
  • Height: 4 feet.
  • Spacing: 4 feet.
  • Depth: Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them.
  • Spread: 4 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Color: White flowers.
  • Foliage: Ovate, 1 - 3 inch long and as wide, deeply lobed medium green foliage.
  • Blooms: Mid Spring to early Summer.
  • Fruit: Produces clusters of white, translucent fruit with a pink blush.
  • Form: Deciduous woody shrub.
  • Flower Form: White.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, humus enriched moist soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Remove dead wood. Prune to rejuvenate new growth in early Spring.
  • Comments: This variety is considered to have the richest flavor of all currants and is about the same in size as red currants and also as hardy. The Imperial White is an old variety that was introduced in 1895. Early ripening berry. Restricted states: DE, MA, ME, NC, NH, NJ, RI, WV, VA. Unable to ship to AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

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