Ribes uva-crispa 'var. reclinatum Leveller'


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Leveller' is a well-known variety of gooseberry that has been give the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) which is for plants of outstanding merit. It produces large, yellowish, sweet-tasting fruit that are great for fresh use and freezing. Fruit for freezing should be picked before it is fully mature. Like redcurrants, plants develop a permanent system of fruiting sideshoots, and may be trained as fans, espaliers, cordons and standards, as well as bushes.

Family: Grossulariaceae

Genus: Ribes

Species: uva-crispa

Cultivar: var. reclinatum Leveller

Plant type: Fruit

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 150cm

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