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White Imperial Currant

White Imperial

  • Imperial is classified as a white currant, but really it is transparent. All the familiar versions of this group will turn a translucent pink or yellow when very ripe, this one more toward the latter. White currants are closely related to the reds and can interbreed. Many authorities consider it to be a type of red currant instead of a distinct species. The flavor is milder, and sweeter than red currants, with lower acid content, but more similar than when compared to the black currant. The berries are somewhat inconspicuous but attractive nonetheless. The seeds can be clearly observed through the nearly transparent skin and flesh. They are more suited to fresh or frozen eating than for use in recipes or jellies.
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