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Gooseberry 'Hinomaki Red' (gooseberry)

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£11.99 Pot size: 3 litre
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Gooseberry 'Hinomaki Red'

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Product Description

A well recomended hardy variety with resistance to Mildew, that produces a heavy crop of large, dark red fruit with excellent flavour in mid July.

Usually grown in the form of a small bush, they can be trained to any shape and are especially recommended for pot culture.

Additional Information

Plant type Soft fruit
Flower colour White
Flowering season Spring
Special features Attractive to wildlife, Berries
Position Sun, Light shade
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil type Sandy, Clay, Normal
Plant aspect South, East, West
Size Small
Eventual height 100cm
Eventual spread 150cm
Pot size 3 litre
Hardiness Hardy
Foliage Deciduous
Vigour Fast growing
Award of Garden Merit No
Care instructions Keep the surface of the rootball compost level with the surrounding soil surface when planting and space at least 1.2m apart to allow access for picking. Keep plants well watered until established, and cover the soil around them with a 5cm to 7.5cm thick mulch of compost or bark. and net during June and July to protect fruit from birds. Winter pruning helps to form a balanced branch structure and keeps the centre of the bush open to make picking easier. Mildew disease is also reduced if air circulation is encouraged. Fruits form on old wood and around the base of last year's growth. Therefore prune back the previous year's growth to two buds. Prune out any shoots that are growing into the centre of the bush, and cut back leaders by one-third. Summer pruning isn't essential, but if possible prune sideshoots back to five leaves in June. This will allow the sun to reach into the centre of the bush and help ripen the fruit.