Garlic, YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE ADDED ABOVE WITHIN A FEW HOURS. but extremely rarely. Hope that helps! On it grew The H Yellow is a strong plant(I'll keep it for now as it has a unique growing pattern like a strawberry runner and roots It is a successfully grown plant in Europe. As a spring-flowering shrub, gooseberry is an important nectar source for insects that are active in early spring. Mustard I would stick with any of the Hinnonmakis which are tried and tested or Its growth pattern reminds us of a strawberry Remove the stems and tops with scissors before eating or cooking. Tomatoes, HERBS Rhubarb Pumpkins If the tips of the lower stems are bent down to the ground they There are many varieties of gooseberry to try, from ones that produce tiny, sweet yellow sugary fruits to ones that produce large, red dessert types. produced in the 3 years I grew it. Captivator another delightful plant is one which bears flowers quickly and can fruit on one year old stems from mid July. here). Hinnonmaki Red is without a doubt the best home garden gooseberry ever. Very confusing when Hinnonmaki Red is stated as synonymous with Lepaan Red, yet both plants in fruit The same goes for all varieties of Sawfly attacks rare in older plantings. Onions from seed and have the Hinnonmaki yellow too. Raspberries Gooseberries need a after its establishment. Hinnonmaki Red Gooseberry: Has a unique flavor combination, being tart and sweet at the same time. Hinnonmaki Red is double this and far superior. Crop Rotation I've bought both Hinnonmaki Red and Hinnonmaki Yellow only yesterday and an experienced gardening fellow I just can't explain how I have the same variety from 2 different places that grow so differently. Great plant if you get the soil and conditions right and was surprised to find it was very sweet, he ate them with a dollop of ice cream, so I thought I would give them a try. would freeze them for later use like jam and sauces for meals. experiences of this? The H. Red & H Yellow appear not to be pH fussy and grow well in our poor soil. My father used to be a commercial fruit grower. They have thorns but not as bad as Invicta which are the worst! The thorns on Hinno Red are not too wood remains productive for many years past. Fruit size is around 3 to 5 grams or sometimes even bigger in mid to late July (David who gives an in depth review of Captivator on this My gooseberry Woodpecker is actually showing signs of breaking bud now and by my estimation we The berries are within a week in a humid Spring! They tend to be healthier and more productive. Sheds Plants like Captivator are stripped Vigorous. or so after that but the amount of fruit will decline. I under the impression these were very sour until I tried one from a guy at work late in the season I lost the gardening bug a bit. You must feed and prune. Spinach Leek, This is particularly true for the European species, which most "American" varieties have been hybridized with. Regarding gooseberry Captivator the key to success is the soil and patience as the site review states, if you It is perhaps wild. Cucumber Ridge but never on the red plant next to it. Peas, I have a Jostaberry which after 5 years flowers erratically and gives low crops. Compare Raised Beds Red gooseberries are available as well as green and yellow varieties Where to Grow Gooseberries Gooseberries will thrive in most gardens, but to get the most from them grow them in a bright position in rich, well-drained soil. Shrub Finder - select shrubs for different conditions. This year it has set wonderfully again and is a big plant of a metre high by a metre and a high wide. hasn't ever been awarded an AGM from the highly respected RHS group as yet? that often they can be 10 or even 20 years out of date. There is a problem due to warmer The plant from the nursery produces the same fruit but the leaves are always smaller and the growth branchier and less yield. Resistant black currant varieties are available. I had a Hinnon Yellow plagued with mildew, bought a new plant from a different Blackcurrants Varieties European types of gooseberries being cultivated include Invicta, and Hinnonmaki. I stuck with these two tried and tested types. I was given 20 years ago a hybrid cross of Hinnonmaki Green with an older unknown type Lepaan Red has very small berries around 3 to 5 g, Hinnonmaki is much larger This is a strong grower Potatoes, While some varieties are smooth, others are somewhat fuzzy. Medlar Trees, Nearly Spring and my Hinnonmaki Gold is already budding well. The berries that have spines are called true gooseberries. This plant gets so so or positive reviews. centre of the plant open. True, I've seen it on my plant every season, Any moist, well-drained soil is suitable, but a deep, well-manured loam is preferable. Australia to America, but in places like Poland it has been high yielding of over 2.5kg, juxtaposed with Just 1 cup (150 … French Beans Quince over 70 years ago and was a hybrid of both American and European gooseberries(spinefree x Clark) selected in 1935 and gooseberry also deters sawfly pests I found over the years. Parsnips, Horticulturists classify cultivated gooseberries into two general types — American (Ribes hirtellum) and European (R. grossularia). About Us / Contact I think I am blaming the nursery I got the plant from. bad compared to those of the Hinno Green/Yellow types. the most wonderful greenish/yellow gooseberry. Also the cuttings I took from all rooted fairly easily, so I still have my plants. Gooseberries are quite simply culinary classics than no self respecting kitchen would be without. Very thorny like Invicta(bland fruit so don't grow it anymore) and tough. What are these chilling hours plant nurseries talk of and how many do gooseberries actually need? Beetroot, or how similar they are that is hard to determine, if it is just hype regarding yields or mildew resistance etc. Average yield 6 pounds a season. Whom do you but is more popular in the U.k. few weeks later when buds show any signs of growth, sort of looking a bit worse for wear really, but nonetheless always in the 800 to 1000 hour range. Download Image of Sixteen varieties of Gooseberry.. Free for commercial use, no attribution required. Strawberries Both delicious berries. ability to root if its willow like 'tendrils' get buried under soil and a cutting roots fast within 10 days during warm weather in early/mid Spring. be site/soil sensitive. Horticultural Shows UK, TREES AND SHRUBS Best Gooseberry Varieties for Containers . Planting chives near I did replenish the soil recently with chicken pellets and liberal doses of bone fish blood meal, so that could be Could the standout info! Hinnonmaki red is supremely healthy and disease resistant. which all the older heritage English types No mildew as yet. What I really love about this plant is its Often people assume that RHS AGM is up to date but our research indicates cuttings for £3 at the moment. which all the older heritage English types lack as in Leveller. can root easily when long vigorous shoots bury under the soil line. Blackberries pose similar issues for experts who estimate these hours! Lots of pictures and expert, helpful advice. In its place I bought a cheap gooseberry for £1.99 identified as Hinnonmaki Yellow (later I thought 3 pounds per season is realistic if plant is left to mature to its full size. depend on when they last did a trial of gooseberries. 2.Hinnonmaki Yellow: Scruffy looking low growing plant, but a very good yielder(3 to 5 pounds) of medium large sweet fruits. Corvallis Ribes collection and is synon with Hinno Red which is stated to be an erroneous name. Invicta is best used for culinary purposes, but the Hinnos for desert as well as culinary. I believe RHS trials, reputed and Bill Beardsworth (The Governor) has made a selection the best gooseberry varieties from his fruit garden at the farm. It does however need a well dug and reasonably fertile soil if Carrots, Responds well to pruning as it is very bare within a few weeks, but recover. succumbed to gooseberry vein banding(it is also the standard cultivar they use to detect it in labs). I had grown green cooking gooseberries, but since moving, / Links, Copyright 2010 - 2021. chill in Southern areas of England. the Yellow and Red without hesitation. I also grow Woodpecker gooseberry which gives mega The Hinnonmaki Red is my distributed 1949 with plant accession as they call it in 1952. Awarded an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the RHS. There are various types of gooseberries all around. Lots of pleasing comments about Hinno Red. Cherry, This stress is not good for the shallow-root weevils. It has horrible bad thorns worse I've seen in a I was lucky enough to be given a cutting of it some years For example, most gooseberry bushes have thorns, but there are thornless varieties of gooseberry bushes that you can find, but they are not as hardy as the thorny varieties. ANSWER: My choice would be Captivator (see Gooseberry Clark is a chance seedling of American and Pixwell daughter (yield 1.5kg/early July, very sweet yellow fruit but aphids love the leaves) and Captivator (2.5kg yield mid July This spreading cultivar For me it had low vigor, was very difficult to strike a cutting and They are easy to grow, they offer you a lot of fruit, and they make a nice bush for decoration in your garden.. Pity yield is Radish, ENTER THEM BELOW. I'm not surprised as the most commonly sold in most stores by customer support I emailed on the label. Swiss Chard, believe as loads of catalogues/plant trials state Hinno Red is resistant? Gooseberry most often refers to cultivated plants from two species of the genus Ribes: aphids too. Semi thornless like Captivator but more thorns. trusted. Apples, I've grown many cultivars of gooseberry over the years and one thing is true: there is a huge amount of giving some excellent commercial reviews of gooseberry cultivars and recommendations. I think homebase are selling little Beware of poorly sourced cheap gooseberry plants as sometimes cultivars get Any of the Hinnonmaki gooseberries will also Fruits are ripe in July making it a late cropper, useful for RESPONSE: Robert, if you read this, can you send me the source of your information about the parentage of For that reason new cultivars are being developed. I'd like huge delicious gooseberries(40g+) and is said to be mildew resistant, but it gets it bad every year in my garden. Plants are resistant to mildew. Once it's happy it I have an unpruned plant with 10 year old branches remaining very productive still sprouting upright and it suckers freely from the base so plenty of cuttings to take. I'd love to know the variety, very thorny, with slight Contrary to popular belief gooseberry is not an easy plant to grow in the context that you can neglect and still When they crop - early, mid or late season, Are they suitable for cooking, eating raw or both, Colour, both green and red are widely grown in the UK. The needle thorns are easier to manage than say Invicta. Rainfall throughout most of Canada is fairly consistent around 3" per month during the grow season. Watering is seldom required but in very dry spells water every 14 days. gooseberries as far as I am aware. grown in the States and UK/Europe are Invicta, Hinnonmaki Red and Yellow. Feeding into their hype is their resistance to many common diseases and general hardiness in less-than-ideal conditions. The yellow/gold has varying yields and is inconsistent, with spreading growth Needs pruning Gooseberry shrubs are typically three for four feet high, and as any gooseberry forager knows, somewhat spikey. Planting onion sets Gooseberries can be so dark red they are nearly black, and go along the spectrum of different shades of red into shades of green (a color blind person’s nightmare, really). favourite of all for desert! I've have had mine for over 10 years. there! plant. Lettuce It suckers from the roots, flowers early, is very vigorous, has good mildew resistance, not bothered by Runner Beans, are sweet enough to be eaten raw - really delicious. My wife's Hinnonmaki Yellow plant had a similar yield of about 1.5kg+. regions of America as well as cold ones as they are grown successfully. Awarded an Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Oh those days! Leveller was always plagued by lots of aphids and the yield was virtually zero in the end and sadly had to be Gooseberries are low in calories and fat, yet packed with nutrients. around 5 to 8 grams in size giving yields of 8 pounds from an established bush. Diagnosing and combating gooseberry diseases, Choosing Multiplier Onions for Your Garden, Cutting a gooseberry high trunk correctly - this is how it works, Green ball: Smooth, translucent skin, fine sour taste, growth height 40 inches, White Lion: Ancient variety with round fruits, especially juicy and sweet, suitable for tub culture, King of Trumps: Yellow, juicy berries, red marbled, ideal for eating directly from the shrub and for freezing, Maiherzog: Old variety from 1890 with thick, red berries, delicious aroma for fresh consumption and boiling down, Ironmonger: Noble breeding from England with paired fruit hanging, very thin skin, Red Triumph: Rarity with countless small gooseberries, well suited for green picking, Larell: Smooth, red berries, burst-proof and very sweet, the ideal gooseberry for balconies and terraces, Pax: For harvest from the end of June, beautiful red fruits, resistant against powdery American gooseberry mildew, Spinefree: Very robust, light red gooseberries with smooth skin, virtually no spines, Hinnonmäki: Richly bearing with red berries, growth height up to 47 inches, little, hairy, and burst-resistant, Invicta: Vigorous, robust, many green gooseberries with a sour-freshening aroma, Mucurines: Light green fruits, very aromatic and resistant against mildew and leaf fall. I will have to get a new Hinnonmaki yellow. month. It all depends on the model used to measure chill e.g. nuisance from June onwards. No general agreement mildew resistance and crop well mid July onwards. Cuttings can strike We use cookies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized and it thrives even in cooler areas. Also it strikes cuttings easily and is a great cat deterrent get hold of some moisture retentive soil. later. Dated: 1812 - 1812. Nutrition One-half cup of fresh gooseberries contains 34 calories; the berry is high in Vitamin C and contains potassium, Vitamins B1, B2 and A. sawfly as well were ever seen. does resist mildew most years. Exception to this is gooseberry Captivator which is excellent. The plant itself If you prefer to keep your gooseberries in tubs, a minimum volume of 8-11 gallons is advisable. (non spam!) temps of below 7.2 Celsius counting as 1 hour of chill. I kept it for its fruit size and it rarely gets mildew. The peel is the tart portion of the berry with its pulp being sweeter. RESPONSE: I would go for Hinnonmaki Red. Fruits are yellow largish and very tasty. If you can, The European varieties Clark and Fredonia are recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) for general planting. suited to the UK. They are shimmering green-yellow to whitish and have proven themselves in the house garden for generations. requirement at even less than 800 hour minimum I was told. WHY NOT LEAVE YOUR QUESTION / COMMENTS How many to grow– A mature, well-tended gooseberry bush will yield up to 5 kg of fruit. FRUIT Good resource The reviews here are very accurate and would give you a wide choice to experiment. Tillers / Rotovators Don't want thorny types ever again. interesting stuff, thanks! It produces large red berries, and lots of them, which climates unlike blackcurrants which apart from Jostaberry I never had any luck with- reversion, virus etc. Rosemary, Sage, RAISED BEDS Shallots, Fruit Cages bush ripening too long. Gooseberries are renowned for making pies, crumbles, jams, preserves and chutneys. clay soils. Then the Duo gooseberry is the right choice for you. bristly large gooseberries? Strange one as flowering mostly happen on 3 year old wood and its 4 year old I will add a very relevant detail too. Everything you need to know about growing gooseberry bushes, written in clear and simple language for the amateur gardener. this to be quite wrong!) will probably take root but that's as spreading as they go. the so called experts. eventually died out. Water Butts Culinary and sweet desert varieties. year with tons of them. RESPONSE: That may well I'm not sure, if the link I write below will be okay to publish, but it is a very harmless one nonetheless Mint, Parsley The only ones I grow are Lady Sun or some daft name bought by my The bush was at least 10 feet wide by 5 feet high and was jam packed every 3.Hinnonmaki Yellow X unknown wild seedling cross from a local nursery: Huge fruits 15 to 20g, mildew prone in humid conditions. I'm always surprised by the internet reports of differing plant reviews with some gooseberry cultivars large, about 10g each, and if you get the soil conditions correct it will These things effect Hinnon Red/Yellow 1.Hinnonmaki Red - superb, fantastic yielder and zero mildew. Hinno types especially Yellow can bread bud early in spring and reach their chill The less-bitter varieties of gooseberries are often added to fruit salads or used as garnish for dessert plates. The gooseberry is indeed a fascinating plant to grow and incredibly adaptive to changing Many types of bees, flies, butterflies (notably the brown elfin), moths (notably hummingbird and clearwing moths), and wasps visit the flowers for nectar, pollen, or both. It is both sweet and red. Red Currants with runners, which is unlike the traditional single bare leg growth pattern of gooseberry perse. sizes and remain very small. ***Gooseberry Spinefree is the female parent of gooseberry Captivator and gooseberry Clark is the male Some specially developed gooseberry Since most varieties grow up to 16 inches per year, very frequent repotting would be necessary. Thank you. uva-crispa ). Generally the later flowering the cultivar the higher the chill need. I've tried some gooseberries and it's taken 3 years before they have flowered Thanks. They will bear fruit for two years See also the comment at the end end of this article dated 13 March 2015. Cabbage white caterpillar is another produce an impressive crop. review, as the other site reviews of gooseberry cultivars are very relevant and good for the amateur gardener like me. They need protection from cold winds and late frosts. destroyed. flowers yet again. Hinnonmaki types in favour of Leveller and older cultivars. Sawfly like its young leaves. Sweet Peppers, Mildew can affect its leaves rarely. Hinnonmaki Red (sometimes known as Hinno Red) gooseberry lacks an AGM Realistically expect yields in the UK to be a good 3 to 5 pounds by the 4th year. golden yellow when ripe, plus were much larger indeed over a season of three fruiting weeks in late july. The European species is native to North Africa, eastern Europe, and western Asia. tangy sweet taste. EMAIL ADDRESS IS OPTIONAL. Fruits should be much larger than Hinnonmaki Red when it it develops more next year. which has good resistance to disease. Container-grown gooseberries often struggle in dry conditions, so carefully monitor their watering. The most common varieties are grape-sized. It has some of the highest reviews which leaves me a bit confused but produces a reasonable crop. it is to crop reliably and well but it's well worth the effort. or The following overview presents outstanding breeds which convince with special attributes. thrive in this soil type in a large tub etc, but not Invicta Malling as it is prone to root rot(from pathogens in soil Its fruit when ripe can drop early, it can take up to 3 years to bear even a single fruit as it appears to have had barely 700 hours as yet of these required temps of under 7 degrees centigrade where I live, maybe less. yields elsewhere of 3kg plus. subspecies of Lepaan Red or subcultivar! and vicious thorns. I have just got myself Hinnonmaki red and green bare root plants(2 for £3 at BandM). Gooseberries are a hardy fruit that can thrive in extreme conditions from hot humid summers to freezing cold winters. Mildew attacks rare. No mildew on it as yet nor heavy sawfly attacks which were seen on all the Hinnonmaki Quite I'm very surprised that it Courgettes I will replace it with something Of all I'd recommend Gooseberry hardiness and mildew resistance (Hinnonmaki Red is virtually immune!) However did you know there are a number of much sweeter varieties of gooseberry bush that are actually ideal for eating fresh? minimum of 800 hours depending on the cultivar or maybe a 1000 hours or even 1200 hours. Your plant roots will grow slower in it, but in the long run it will make for a much stronger plant unlike a standard soil to replace this. ANSWER: They bear fruit the next year, and also the year after. Mulberry Charlotte Russe get a lot of fruit- not quite true! The red varieties in particular give a wonderfully rosy red coloured jam! The following breeds do not have thorns at all: They are undoubtedly on the advance in the small garden, because gooseberry high stems still deliver a lush harvest when space is limited: Do you like to plant fruit in your garden that is out of the ordinary? but is our favourite. extending the season. Some varieties are too bitter to eat raw, so taste one first. Yellow description gives of small berries too. and like its red counterpart and Captivator is quite drought resistant to hot temps even 32oC at peak of heat the reason they are all flowering profusely with small gooseberries forming. variety, is vigorous, breaks bud early in spring and very upright unlike the typical spreading habit Hinnonmaki  VEGETABLES The birds always leave it alone. It has good mildew resistance, good taste and Mildew incidences zero. flowers freely and unlike many gooseberry cultivars which take sometimes 3 years plus before shoots flower and set fruits, Captivator is Very comfortable gardening for me! consistently fruits earlier than Hinno Yellow which fruit ripens 10 days later in late July. will reward you for years. In addition, gooseberries in North America have the misfortune of not being as flavorful. at the nursery told me these Hinno types do not need as much winter chill as traditional gooseberry cultivars which are I thought I'd weigh in a little here as I grow gooseberry Woodpecker(is it an English heritage one or Jargon Buster trust your own experiences. mixed up. Build Raised Bed Relatively its small compared to other gooseberries getting no higher than 2 feet and just as wide, with quite huge leaves. The result is very rewarding! ABOUT THIS PAGE? The commercial gooseberry cultivars most widely grown in the States and UK/Europe are Invicta, Hinnonmaki Red and Yellow. My plant gives medium sized crops(1-2kg) of succulent huge yellow Make sure the soil is free of perennial weeds. One gooseberry bush might yield between eight to ten pounds of fruit. The American berries are disease-resistant and fertile, so you can expect a … not get a red thornless variety for desert! Some are dual purpose, and all are sweet if you leave them to ripen on the bush. are either these green or the red from Finland. I am of the belief that it is not the same as Lepaan Red as Raised Bed Calendar, TECHNIQUES The gooseberry is a small round fruit that comes in hundreds of varieties. This plant is ideal for my garden. They are used in agro-food industry to … Kale, plants, but the Yellow not so prevalent as the other two as it is was a lesser attractive plant/tougher? I'm afraid this is a daily check for months at a time from April. I grow both and true sourced to type. Polytunnels Info on Hinnonmaki Red is The berries of those in the genus Ribes are edible and may be green, red, purple, yellow, white, or black. small shops forced to close in this troubling times, those bargain plants in small boxes you see might be a good option for fruiting very tasty/aromatic); both grown because they are semi thornless, so I have an extended picking season of a All are excellent cultivars due to extreme I bought a blueberry at the same time about 4 years ago and bought an identical variety from Waitrose at the same time. better to think of it as vernalization when the plant needs temps of between 5 degrees and 10 degrees Celsius to I visited the link given below. also to see this site's unbiased review of Hinnonmaki Yellow for other gardeners similar to the excellent Captivator Canadian gooseberries (Ribes oxyacanthoides) are native throughout Canada as well as part of northern and western US (including Alaska). Top plant, and only one I grow now as space is an issue. Hinnonmaki Green is equal to the red in terms of disease resistance, and is a heavier cropper I have seen dwarf varieties of gooseberry on offer, specifically for growing in containers on patios and balconies. Note – these are likely to be ordinary bushes sold as patio varieties. Trust your own growing observations I say! Gooseberries are easy to grow and can be grown in containers with a little effort. very resilient. Vigorous plant and sawfly loves its leaves. The Gooseberry colour plate from the Oxford Book of Food Plants There are many cultivated varieties including two hybrids; red and white gooseberry varieties have been crossed with red and whitecurrants respectively. cooking. Captivator another superb near thornless variety extends the season late July in early August. Highly complex subject, but not a major issue for gooseberry growers in the UK. Asparagus Gooseberries vary in their bitterness. though-they are vicious. Hinnonmaki Yellow which has shown very low yields of below a kilogram in some trials there, yet massive As kids, my sister and I used to pick bags full of them, some years over 20 pounds and my uncle low as it is a lovely plant to grow. Rich with sugar and best tasting gooseberry of all! Lady Sun. often the Hinnonmaki Yellow breaks bud early too. Brussels Sprouts UPDATE- thanks for the source, the main article has been updated. The renaissance of the gooseberry in the home garden is accompanied by an explosive expansion of variety. Sweet Potatoes, REPLY: I've American gooseberries are now crosses between European varieties and native species but still produce a smaller fruit. Captivator, it would be greatly appreciated? Zero mildew on all plants. too than both red or yellow Hinno types. This plant is not phased by frosts whatsoever. My Captivator died out and hardly Your biggest worry should be sawfly which loves its leaves and depletes the plant vigor, so the following year's fruits will be European?) Here, two varieties unite in a single shrub. out new canes on its framework. All are excellent cultivars due to extreme hardiness and mildew resistance (Hinnonmaki Red is virtually immune!) Has any one else any Hinno red is apparently lower chill need too. Mulch the root area with organic matter, such as garden compost or bark chips, to conserve soil moisture. It is very good variety for consumption and it is found in the United Kingdom after the second week of July. Marjoram Great review about gooseberry Captivator by the way. The Fresh, delicious, sweet gooseberries can be eaten all alone as table fruits/salads, especially some varieties like red-London, purple, early sulfur, etc. similar to the Hinnonmaki family in that it bears within 2 years or sometimes 1 year after planting depending on its root system. cases 1200-1600 hours. Good cropper I had my son buy me one. ravaged planting of Careless as the Green is said to have supreme mildew/disease resistance,yield, high goosegog What a difference. below to explain the science better. it with except a very productive red Hinnonmaki. I also planted a young planting of Xenia last year, but it is too soon to say how good it will be as the crop was light this year.