Gooseberry plants are wonderfully hardy and easy to grow in the garden or in pots, producing delicious juicy berries with the traditional taste of English summers. Each of our organic varieties is heavy cropping, so bring on the tarts, fools, pies and jam!
Choose your Gooseberry Plants
Gooseberries are often difficult to find in the shops, so why not grow your own? All of our organic gooseberry plants are hardy, disease resistant and easy to care for. Hinnonmaki Green is a vibrant lime gooseberry perfect for making a classic Gooseberry Fool. Heavy-cropping blush-tinted Invicta produces delicious fruits especially suited to cooking and freezing. Or why not try Hinnonmaki Red, an unusual crimson gooseberry perfect for tarts and jams.
Where to grow your Gooseberry plants
Gooseberry plants have a bushy and compact habit, so they’re Ideal for smaller gardens or containers. They can be planted in a border in well drained soil or in a pot, positioned on a patio or balcony. Gooseberries prefer full sun but will also perform well in partial shade. If you’re planting several gooseberry bushes together, space the plants 1.5m apart to allow for spreading.
Gooseberry plant care tips
Gooseberry plants have thorns, so always wear gloves when pruning (late Winter or early Spring is the best time). If planted in pots, you should wrap them in fleece or bubble wrap during cold spells. You can start to harvest your gooseberries from summer onwards in the second year after planting. For more tips and advice on planting, growing and harvesting gooseberry plants, check out our Full Care Guide.
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