Gooseberry Invicta (Ribes uva-crispa) Fruit Bush 3ltr Pot
About Gooseberry Invicta
Very popular variety, vigorous and heavy cropping – producing almost double the yield than that of other varieties. Large pale green berries, smooth skinned with an extremely sweet flavour. Essentially a culinary variety but can also be eaten fresh. The fruit is superb for cooking with as its stays firm, it also freezes well, maintaining shape and colour.
- Self fertile
- Planting Distance 1.5m apart
- Height & Spread 1.5mm x 1m
- Crops July/ August
The plump, grape like gooseberry is a popular feature of the British countryside. Invicta is a heavy cropping variety that fruits from July to August. The zingy 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 the ideal choice for the prolific home cook as it is known to produce almost double the fruit as other 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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