Currants of all colours (black, red, and white) are hardy, tough, and tolerant of most conditions. And, although blackcurrants prefer a more fertile soil and higher sunshine levels than white or red currants - that does mean that the whites can be grown in semi-shade, yet still ripen quite successfully!

Whitecurrant (which are also a form of Ribes rubrum) are more grape-like in flavour and suitable for eating fresh (White Versailles and White Grape are the most attractive cultivars). Prune these the same as for redcurrants.

Whitecurrant

<p><span>Currants of all colours (black, red, and white) are hardy, tough, and tolerant of most conditions. And, although blackcurrants prefer a more fertile soil and higher sunshine levels than white or red currants - that does mean that the whites can be grown in semi-shade, yet still ripen quite successfully!</span></p> <p><span><span>Whitecurrant (which are also a form of Ribes rubrum) are more grape-like in flavour and suitable for eating fresh (White Versailles and White Grape are the most attractive cultivars). Prune these the same as for redcurrants.</span></span></p>