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Gooseberries are the first soft fruits harvested in many gardens, especially if the immature green berries are thinned in May for cooking. Like redcurrants, gooseberries develop a permanent system of fruiting sideshoots, and may be trained as fans, espaliers, cordons and standards, as well as bushes.
Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum 'Whinham's Industry' is a popular red-fruited gooseberry, which is more tolerant of partial shade than other gooseverry varieties. It's an excellent choice for heavy soils but can be prone to mildew. The Royal Horticultural Society has given Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum 'Whinham's Industry' the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.
Cultivar: 'Whinham's Industry'
Plant type: Fruit
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant: September to November, February to April
Flowering period: June to August
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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