‘White Pearl' Gooseberry - Fruit shrub - ShrubRibes rubrum 'White Pearl'
Weiße Frische aus dem eigenen Boden
Was passt besser zum Sommer als frisch saure Johannisbeeren? Wir sagen: die Johannisbeere ‚White Pearl‘! Die ‚White Pearl‘ ist selbst bestäubend. Wir bauen die weißen Johannisbeeren in einem Anzuchttopf im Garten an. Oder in einem großen Blumentopf auf die (Dach-)Terrasse oder den Balkon. Der Obststrauch ist im Blumentopf frostempfindlicher. Dann wickeln wir den Topf mit Luftpolsterfolie ein. Der Obststrauch blüht im Frühjahr. Mit grün-weißen Blüten. Im zweiten Jahr nach dem Pflanzen können wir ab dem Sommer mit der Ernte beginnen. Die Johannisbeeren wachsen in jedem Boden. In trockenen Zeiträumen gießen wir mehr. Für ein gutes Wachstum ist ausreichend Licht erforderlich. Wir pflanzen den Obststrauch daher in der (halb-)vollen Sonne.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThese plants like light soil that has good drainage and is rich in humus. The results will be even better if a handful of enriched potting soil is added. Choose a sunny or partially sheltered position where the plants will be less exposed to frost. Make sure the root ball is well-moistened before planting White Currants 'White Pearl' by soaking in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a suitable hole and plant the 'White Pearl' at the appropriate depth. The top of the root ball should be slightly below ground level. Don't plant it too deep! Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Spacing between the bushes is approximately one metre.
Currant in a large planterDid you know you can easily grow redcurrants in a large planter on the patio or decking? Standard redcurrant bushes are slightly smaller so rather obviously better suited to a planter but, your 'normal' redcurrant bush can also be potted up without problem.
Do choose a nice sturdy planter. Layer the base with potsherds or even a couple of bricks for weight then fill about 2/3rds with potting compost with some added sand and normal garden soil. Remove the redcurrant bush from its nursery pot and plant it with the roots spread out a little. Fill up with more of the same potting compost. Press well in. Leave a good 4 cm space from top of soil to the edge of the pot, for watering. Water generously then stand your large planter with redcurrant bush in a nice sunny spot.
Show moreWhite Currants 'White Pearl' are very easy-to-grow currant bushes. During dry periods water more often. In the spring, give them some potassium-rich garden fertilizer. After three years, you can prune all of its branches by 1/3. It is also possible to train the branches down with wires. To protect against the birds from eating the buds it is advisable to put a netting over the bush.
Currants in the winterAll currant bushes are perfectly hardy and will easily get through the winter even without extra protection. However, they are somewhat more sensitive to frost if in a pot or planter and if the winter is particularly severer, it won't hurt to store your bush in a sheltered spot - even an unheated shed for a short while.
Show moreWhat is more delicious in summer than the taste of currants that are full of vitamins!
- Extra information
Latin name Ribes rubrum 'White Pearl' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, White Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period April - May Harvesting period July - August Growing height 150 cm Planting distance 100 - 150 cm