Gooseberry Captivator


This tall virtually spine-free red gooseberry originated in Canada so is therefore very hardy.

Current Height – 60-90cm

Fruiting – Mid/Late Season

Eventual Height – 3m

Eventual Spread – 3m

Supplied Bareroot* November -March, potted all year round

Unlike a lot fruit Gooseberries tolerate the shade so can be planted in north and east facing locations. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball and mix a general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established. Pot grown plants can be planted all year round but establish best in autumn and spring. Plant 1m (3ft) apart in rows 1.2m (3ft) apart.

Fruit is produced on the previous year’s growth and older shoots. Create a framework of 8-10 branches.  Each Winter from year 3 shorten main shoots by one-half. Remove any thin stems that looks like it won’t support the weight of fruit. Apply a general fertiliser in Spring

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