Gooseberry

Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnonmäki Röd'

Gooseberry - Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnonmäki Röd'

Common Name: Gooseberry
Genus: Ribes
Species: uva-crispa
Cultivar: 'Hinnonmäki Röd'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Harvest: August & September


 

 



A superb traditional variety that is easy to grow with good disease resistance and heavy crops of fruit. The ruby-red medium-sized gooseberries are sweet when ripe with a tangy outer skin. The fruit is perfect for bottling and preserves but if left to ripen fully can be used as a dessert gooseberry too.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure into the area. Once planted apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the fruit from birds. In the first year prune shoots back by half to three-quarters to an outward-facing bud in winter. After that prune out weak and older branches only.


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