If you buy deciduous shrubs in autumn they might not be looking quite as beautiful as usual. The big benefit of planting shrubs in autumn is that by spring they will be well rooted in the garden and ready to burst into growth.
|Latin name:||Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnonmäki Röd'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||June - August|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||80 - 120 cm|
|Planting distance:||80 - 100 cm|
The gooseberry grows well in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Make sure that the root ball on your Ribes uva-crispa is well moistened prior to planting - soak it overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water. Dig a large hole and thoroughly loosen the soil. Plant your bush at the right depth - the roots should be around 10-15 cm below soil level. Fill the hole with more soil and heel well in. Water immediately and generously after planting.
The standard Gooseberry Hinnonmaki is easy-to-grow and produces an abundance of fruit. Water extra during dry periods although very wet soil is not well-tolerated, especially in the winter. Fertilise moderately in early spring. The fruits depend on the weather and the fruits ripen from late June onwards.
Gooseberries need to be pruned
The first year after planting prune all the branches back by 3/4 in February. In the 2nd year, prune 6-8 branches by 1/4. Every year onwards, regularly trim old branches by 1/3 and remove all old branches.
Ribes uva-crispa is a strong bush with thorny branches. The delicious fruits are usually not available in the grocery store, so they are great for growing your own! The fruits of the gooseberry have a red skin which is not usually eaten, but you won't be able to resist its sweet, delicious flesh. It can be simply peeled and processed into jams and syrups. This plant is suitable for small gardens.
This beautiful gooseberry is a self-pollinator.