WHITE CURRANT (RIBES RUBRUM ALBA)
This prolific-fruiting sport of the red currant (Ribes rubrum), produces heavy trusses of almost perfectly spherical fruit in summer. It differs from the red currant mainly in the strong, tangy flavour, and also the colour (or lack of it!), 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 sometimes they wait for spring before emerging whenever they are sown. Do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it may simply disrupt their germination mechanism. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan, no matter how long it takes for germination to occur.