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Gooseberry 'Xenia'Ribes uva-crispa

Just £17.99

Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
7 Reviews

One of the best new gooseberry introductions of recent years

Exceptionally sweet gooseberries

Strong, upright bushes with almost spine-free stems

Superb mildew resistance

1 x 3 litre potted gooseberry plant £17.99 Despatch: by end of August 2018
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An abundance of gorgeous, red, smooth-skinned dessert gooseberries with an exceptionally sweet flavour are produced towards the end of June. The strong, upright bushes have almost spine-free stems, making harvesting much easier. With superb mildew-resistance, Gooseberry 'Xenia' is certainly one of the best new gooseberry introductions of recent years! Height and spread: 120cm (48").


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 28-32 months.


Kitchen Garden

Hardy

Sun or semi shade

Up to 120cm (47.2in)

Up to 120cm (47.2in)

Easy for all

A little experience

1 x 3 litre potted gooseberry plant (T46907)
1 bare root gooseberry plant (T14315)
3 bare root gooseberry plants (T14316P)

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Water well for the first year until plants are fully established. When growing gooseberries, the soil must not dry out during hot periods, particularly while the fruit is being formed. Remove any suckers from the base of the plant as they arise. Netting the bushes will help to protect the currants from birds. Harvest some gooseberries for cooking and freezing in May, leaving the remaining fruit to ripen fully in June for eating fresh from the bush.


Prune gooseberry plants in winter. Remove dead, damaged and crossing stems, before thinning the remaining stems to create an upright open bush. Shorten the remaining stems by half. In spring apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil.

Plant gooseberry bushes in an open sunny position on any well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate a generous amount of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Remove any shoots or dormant buds from the base of the plant as these will produce unwanted suckers later on. Goosberries should be planted at a distance of 1.5m (5') apart at their original depth which is indicated by a mark left on the stem by the nursery soil.

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