WHITE CURRANT (RIBES RUBRUM ALBA)
The white currant is a sport of the red currant (Ribes rubrum), with palmate leaves, and masses of almost perfectly spherical fruit in summer. The white currant differs from the red currant only in the strong, tangy flavour, and also the colour which is an amazing translucent white.
For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them in a cool place onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. These seeds can be very slow indeed to germinate, and as a rule they wait for spring before emerging whenever they are sown. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan, no matter how long it takes for germination to occur.