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Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum 'Whinham's Industry'

Gooseberry

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Key information

Plant type

Fruit

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Gooseberries are the first soft fruits in many gardens, especially if the immature green berries are thinned in May for cooking. Like redcurrants, plants develop a permanent system of fruiting sideshoots, and may be trained as fans, espaliers, cordons and standards, as well as bushes. 'Whinham's Industry' is a popular red-fruited variety which is happy in partial shade. It is an excellent choice for heavy soils but is prone to mildew. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Grossulariaceae

Genus: Ribes

Species: uva-crispa

Cultivar: 'Whinham's Industry'

Plant type: Fruit

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 150cm


Reader reviews

lucy

I have a red gooseberry in a pot. The first year I had one gooseberry (which was very tasty). This year (second) it has grown a lot but there doesn¿t seem to be any sign of fruit yet.
This plant finder is all very well but I could do with some info¿ on when and how to prune, fruiting times, feeding if needed and probably lot¿s more things I¿m unaware of to ask.
I could just go on another web site to look it up but it would be far easier if I could get all my information from one site.


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