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Ribes rubrum 'White Imperial'


Ribes rubrum 'White Imperial' is a white currant with excellent production of flavourful, pink-tinged, white berries.

Ribes rubrum 'White Imperial' is a white currant cultivar with excellent production of pink-tinged, white berries that are sweet and flavourful. All currants are rich in antioxidants and have a much higher vitamin C content than oranges. They can be eaten fresh or used for jams, jellies, and juices. They are easy-to-grow, self-fertile, and very hardy to at least zone 3.

Common Name: White Currant

Family: Grossulariaceae (The Gooseberry Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: White

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist to dry forests and rock outcrops in lowlands and mountains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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