Gooseberry Hinnonmaki Red (Ribes uva-crispa) Fruit Bush 3ltr Pot
About Gooseberry Hinnonmaki Red
A superb variety – very hardy and vigorous mid-season red gooseberry. Hinnonmaki Red reliably produces heavy crops of large, sweet, red berries of excellent quality. It was specifically bred in Finland for hardiness and disease resistance and is particularly resistant to mildew making it ideal for organic growing. It is also a strong but slow growing variety so is ideal for small gardens. An excellent variety for dessert or culinary purposes.
- Self fertile
- Planting Distance 1.5m apart
- Height & Spread 1mm x 1m
- Crops Mid July
The plump, grape like gooseberry is a popular feature of the British countryside.Hinnonmaki red is a mid-season Finnish variety that fruits from Mid July on. The zingy wine-red fruit has a slight sweetness to it that is undercut by a tartness. These robust and hardy bushes will grow great in your garden where the juicy, red berries add some interesting texture and colour to the space. Because of its slightly tart flavour, this is a wonderful fruit to use in cakes and sweet pies. If you want a simpler way to eat this fruit, then serve it with some chutneys and cheese for a fantastic ploughman's style lunch. This variety is great for first time growers as it is resistant to powdery mildew, a problem that can affect other gooseberry varieties.
How to look after gooseberries
Plant your gooseberry bush in a well-draining soil that receives a good amount of light throughout the day. Give the plant 1.5m to grow in every direction, and water regularly in the first few weeks, and then only until the soil is wet, but not moist. This bush is hardy and resistant to mildew, a common disease found in other gooseberry varieties. Prune browning leaves regularly and cut back any dead foliage in the winter.
When to harvest gooseberries?
Gooseberries will be ready to pick between June and July. They are fully type when they are soft to the touch. To pick the berry, gently pull it from the stem, if you are too rough then you may damage the fruit.
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