Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry (Live plants) Perennial Vine, Shrub
Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit! makes delicious pies, tasty preserves,
Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Gooseberry bush ‘Hinnomaki’ Red, produces a heavy crop of large red gooseberries in mid July which have a sweet flesh and tangy skin. Delicious eaten fresh from the tree, this plant is self fertile so doesn’t require a pollination partner. Fruits have tangy outer skin and succulent sweet flesh for a unique ‘sweet-tart’ flavor. They also make some of the best pies you’ve ever tasted. This is our most recommended variety of gooseberry and has great disease resistance. When the fruits turn red they are ready to pick, it’s that simple. They retain the red color during cooking – they taste and look superb. Plant has good vigor and will have heavy crops.
Gooseberries are considered as a gift of nature to human mankind for the benefits it provides. No other single fruit or herb is as rich in different nutrients as a gooseberry. Gooseberries contain high amount of Vitamin C along with other nutrients like Vitamin A, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. A single gooseberry contains more than 500 mg of Vitamin C than orange, which is highly rich in Vitamin C. Also, the taste of gooseberries makes them a very preferred consumable item. Usually gooseberries are green to golden in color but some gooseberries can be deep purple in color as well.
Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 3 inches below the soil surface. Setting the lower branches below the soil level encourages the bush form to develop. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Frequent care and cultivation of your gooseberries will reward you with fruit year after year. A complete fertilizer should be applied once growth begins in the spring, and ample moisture provided throughout the growing season. Prune after harvesting.
Pests or Diseases: Mildew resistant