The appearance of fruit trees and shrubs changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.
|Latin name:||Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnonmäki Röd'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container 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|
Make sure the rootball of the Gooseberry is well-moistened before planting by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a large hole of 30 x 30 x 30 cm in good, loose soil. Plant the rootball of the Gooseberry at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the rootball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Tie its trunk to a supporting stake. Water immediately after planting. Gooseberry grows well in a sunny area and in well-drained, fertile soil.
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.