Shop-bought gooseberries can be disappointing – a few miserable berries rattling around in an over-priced punnet simply can’t compare to plump, sun-ripened fruit plucked straight from a bush in your back garden. Once you’ve tried home-grown gooseberries, you’ll settle for nothing less.
Luckily, gooseberries are easy to grow. It only takes a couple of years for them to produce around 2.5kg of fruit per bush, and the yield increases as the plants become more mature. You can eat them straight off the bush or use them to make gooseberry fool, pie or crumble.
Discover how to get the best results when growing your own gooseberries, below.