Description of white currant varieties

White currant is much less common than black or red. And few people know that white berries contain a lot of vitamins C, A, E and P, and essential acids. They are much sweeter and fragrant their relatives, the advantage of white currant varieties is also in the low content of allergens, it can be used by adults and children prone to allergic reactions.

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Bright berries help with colds, inflammation of the bladder, hypertension, rheumatism, urolithiasis, cardiovascular diseases and with overweight. These fruits contribute to the rapid burning of fats and improve metabolism, they are boiled compotes, fruit drinks, jelly, make jam. Today we look at the most popular varieties of white currant.

If you are going to go to the market for white currant seedlings, then you should ask the sellers:

  • What crop can be expected.
  • Is it cold resistant enough?
  • How susceptible he is to disease.

    The best varieties of white currant for the Moscow region.

The following white currant varieties best take root in the Moscow region:

  • Belyana
  • Boulogne white
  • Dessert
  • Minusinskaya white
  • Ural white.

    Belyana

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Belyana - this berry has a taste advantage over other varieties of white currant and, according to tasters, it is considered the most pleasant to the taste. The color of the berries is light yellow, almost transparent brush dense, medium length, hanging down. Currant frost-resistant, has proven itself in the middle lane and the suburbs.

  • Productivity - up to 4 kg. berries from 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 0.6 to 1.5 gr.
  • Refers to varieties of medium ripening
  • Drought-resistant, transfers cold winters to -34 degrees.

Advantages: drought-resistant, frost-resistant, tasty.

Disadvantages: the berries have a thin peel, can be rubbed during transportation, it is better to process them on the spot.

 Boulogne

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Boulogne - mid-term ripening, the bushes are relatively low, dense, well tolerated thickened planting. The berries are round, cream-colored, with delicate sweet and sour pulp.

  • Productivity reaches 3-4 kg. berries from 1 bush
  • The mass of berries from 0.7 to 0.9 gr.
  • Ripening - mid July

Advantages: good sweet-sour taste, high yield

Disadvantages: requires protection from anthracnose, badly tolerates severe frosts

 Dessert

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Dessert - this grade of a white currant well gets accustomed in the territory of all Russia, transfers frosts, gives a good harvest. Thanks to a powerful root system can get along with rare waterings. Not susceptible to fungal diseases.

  • Productivity - high up to 6 kg from 1 bush
  • The mass of berries - 1-1,2 gr.
  • Early maturation

Advantages: you can make compotes, jelly, fruit drinks and freeze for the winter, cold-resistant, resistant to fungal diseases.

     Minusinskaya white

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Minusinsk white - the berry has a good taste (4.6 points), but not the highest yield. The average harvest from a bush is about 3 kilograms. Fruits are yellowish, have a thin peel. It tolerates cold, drought-resistant, derived for Eastern Siberia, but grows well and bears fruit in the suburbs. Resistant to powdery mildew and smol.

  • Productivity - 2.5 kg with 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 0.8-1 gr.
  • Medium ripening

Advantages: good winter hardiness, disease resistance

Disadvantages: large seeds in the berries.

    Ural white

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Ural white - frost-resistant variety of white currant. Bushes are low, dense, good yield. The berries have a pleasant delicate flavor. Perfectly tolerates any bad weather, including frost. Self-pollinated variety.

  • Productivity - up to 6 kg with 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 1.1 gr.
  • Early maturity

Advantages: it is not choosy in leaving, is ideally suited for disembarkation to Moscow region and the Volga region, has high frost resistance

Disadvantages: with rare watering, over time, the berries become smaller in size.

    Description of the best varieties of white currant

 English white

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

English white - the variety has proven itself well in central Russia and Moscow region. In the care is not picky. Bushes are small, berries are like balls round, large, refreshing sour-sweet taste.

  • Productivity - 4-6 kg. berries from one bush
  • Berry weight - 1.1 gr.
  • Early maturation

Advantages: tolerates frost well, fruits are large enough.

Disadvantages: low self-fertility, is affected by anthracnose.

 White squirrel

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

The white squirrel is a frost-resistant variety, not susceptible to diseases, it begins to bear fruit from the second year after planting, it is distinguished by stable fruiting.

  • Productivity - 4,5 kg from 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 0.5-1 g.
  • Ripening is medium

Advantages: tolerates frost well, almost not affected by powdery mildew and anthracnose.

 White Belyana

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

White Belyana - frost-resistant variety of white currant, tolerates drought. Bushes are low, slightly sprawling. The berries are slightly oval, with a thin delicate skin, do not tolerate transportation, but the taste is excellent - 5 points. The harvest ripens amicably in the middle of summer.

  • Productivity - up to 4 kg from 1 bush
  • The mass of berries - 0,8-1,5 gr.
  • Maturation - medium

Advantages: good winter hardiness, self-fertility, wonderful taste of berries.

Disadvantages: may be affected by anthracnose

 White grapes

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

White grape is a middle-ripening white currant variety, not afraid of long and cold winters, tolerates drought quite well. The bush is compact, the berries are round, large, transparent with a yellow tinge. The gap is dry. Taste is sweet, dessert.

  • Productivity - 4 kg from 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 0.8-1 gr.
  • Maturation - medium

Pluses: not afraid of spring frosts.

Disadvantages: low self-fertility

 White Potapenko

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

White Potapenko - variety has good survival, suitable for planting in areas with a cold climate. Diseases are almost not affected. The bush is small, undersized. The berries have a white and yellow color, the taste is sweet and sour.

  • Productivity - 5.8 t / ha
  • The mass of berries - 0,5-0,8 gr.
  • Ripening - Medium Early

Advantages: precociousness, excellent taste of fruits that hang on the branches for a long time after ripening.

Disadvantages: - average yield

 White fairy

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

The White Fairy is the leading variety among the white currant. It tolerates a dry summer. The shape of the fruit is round. The bush is slightly sprawling, the branches are thick, of medium length. Berries of different sizes, mostly large, weighing from 0.8 to 2 grams. It has a white color with a yellow tint. Opening dry. Taste is sweet-sour, has no smell.

  • Productivity - 5,2 kg from 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 0.8-2 g
  • Ripening - mid July

Advantages: self-pollinating, gives a good harvest every year, perfectly tolerates transportation, good for dessert

 Versailles white

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Versailles white, perhaps the most famous and common variety of white currant. Differs steadily good yields and tasty, large berries. The plant is unpretentious, easily tolerates heat and drought, but it can freeze in frosty winters. Bushes grow to a meter and a half. Berries are one-dimensional, large, sour - sweet taste. Enters fructification for the fourth year.

  • Productivity - 4-4,5 kg from 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 0.7-1.3 grams.
  • It ripens in late July - early August.

Pluses: not affected by powdery mildew, easy to clean.

Disadvantages: affected by anthracnose.

 Dutch white

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Dutch white - this variety ripens early enough, has an average yield, it easily tolerates frosts. The bush is small, mid-range. The berries are medium in size, creamy, very juicy. Wet tear. The fruits have a sweet and sour taste.

  • Productivity - 4-5 kg ​​from 1 bush
  • The mass of berries - 0,7-0,8 gr.
  • Early maturation

Advantages: not whimsical in care, self-fertile, resistant to anthracnose.

 Dessert

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Dessert - this variety ripens early and has a high yield. Resistant to frost and adverse weather conditions. The variety is resistant to various diseases. The shrub is not large, but the berries are large, round, transparent, have a yellow-pink shade. It tastes sweet and sour.

  • Productivity - up to 6 kg from 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 1.2 gr.
  • Early maturation

Advantages: large currant, tolerates adverse weather conditions

 Cream

Cream - this grade of a white currant well gets accustomed in the Central Black Earth region and with the right care brings an excellent crop. The berries are large, cream-colored, with thin skin and sweet-sour to the taste. Bushes are medium in size and can freeze in cold winters.

  • Productivity - up to 6 kg from 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 0.9 grams.
  • Early maturation.

Advantages: large size of fruits, almost not affected by diseases, high yields

Disadvantages: poorly tolerated frost, too thin skin

 Primus

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Primus - variety bred in the Czech Republic. It has a high yield, good winter hardiness and resistance to almost all diseases. The bush is upright, compact. Berries after ripening for a long time do not fall.

  • Productivity - up to 10 kg from 1 bush
  • Berry weight -1 gr.
  • Ripens in the beginning - the middle of July.

Advantages: winter-hardy, high-yielding variety, resistant to gall ala and anthracnose.

 Jumper

Jumping Junior - this variety was bred in Belarus by crossing the varieties Red Cross, Cherry and White Grapes. Bush is medium in size. Productivity is high. It tolerates severe frosts and spring frosts. The berries are round, pink taste sweet-sour.

  • Productivity - 15 t / ha
  • Berry weight - 0.7-0.9 g.
  • Medium ripening

Advantages: good yield, winter hardiness

Disadvantages: affected by leaf spots.

 Smolyaninovskaya

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Smolyaninovskaya white - suitable for planting in the climatic conditions of the Central and Far Eastern regions of the Russian Federation. It belongs to fast-growing plants, over the summer the branches can grow 30 cm or more, because of this the crown quickly thickens and requires frequent thinning. The berries are transparent, round taste sweet and sour.

  • Productivity - 6,2 kg. from 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 0.7-1 gr.
  • Ripening is medium

Advantages: frost resistance up to -30 degrees, high yield, good taste.

Disadvantages: medium resistance to pests, requires regular pruning.

Yuterborg

308-Description of white currant varieties
308-Description of white currant varieties

Yuterborg - this West European variety is allowed to grow in the North-West and East-Siberian regions. Mid-season variety of white currant. Easily tolerates drought, but has poor anthracnose resistance. Bush thick, low. The berries are medium and large, cream-colored, have a sweet, delicate flavor.

  • Productivity - 7-8 kg. from 1 bush
  • Berry weight - 0.7-1 gr.
  • Maturation is more average.

Advantages: tolerates heat, high yields, the fruits do not crumble for a long time after ripening.

Disadvantages: poor resistance to anthracnose.

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