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Ribes grossularia ‘Invicta gooseberry’

Gooseberry

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & July
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen to pink
  • Leaf ColourDull green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ribes grossularia ‘Invicta gooseberry’ (Gooseberry). This variety produces a large pale green berry which is quite prickly. The green fruit have quite a good flavour. Heavy crops; very vigorous; spreading habit; large thorns. Some resistance to mildew. Young shoots can be damaged on exposed site. Season: mid; slightly earlier than 'Careless'

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub or Fruit

Origin

Widespread throughout Europe

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilRich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need moist, rich soil with full sun to semi-shade.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or hardwood winter cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot, honey fungus and aphids may attack foliage.

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