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Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum ‘Whinham’s Industry’

Gooseberry

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  • Botanical name: Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum 'Whinham's Industry'
  • Common name: Gooseberry
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit

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.

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Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum ‘Whinham’s Industry’ is a popular red-fruited gooseberry, which is more tolerant of partial shade than other gooseberry 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.

How to grow Ribes 'Whinham's Industry'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does fruit in May

Plant does fruit in June

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Plant does not fruit in August

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Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Harvest
Harvest

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Ribes 'Whinham's Industry' and wildlife

Ribes 'Whinham's Industry' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Ribes 'Whinham's Industry' poisonous?

Ribes 'Whinham's Industry' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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