Gooseberry Hinnonmaki Red

£8.50

10 in stock

SKU: Gooseberry Hinnonmaki Red Category:

Description

A superb variety, very hardy and vigorous. A mid season red gooseberry. Bred in Finland it produces a heavy crop of large, sweet, red berries of excellent quality. Resistant to mildew making it ideal for organic growing. A dual purpose gooseberry. Self fertile.

 

Plant 1.5m (5ft) apart in rows 2m (6ft) apart. Likes an open sunny or lightly shaded frost-free spot, sheltered from strong winds. Prefers a slightly acid, moist but well-drained fertile soil.

Planting:
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.

After Care:
Fruit is produced on previous year’s shoots. Cut back all shoots by one-half after planting. Develop a framework of 6-8 branches. Each winter from year 3 shorten leading shoots by one-half and remove branches from the centre of the bush. Shorten side shoots from last year’s growth to 2 buds. Apply a general fertiliser in spring.