Sweet, juicy and with a flavour that far surpasses any shop-bought berries, home grown gooseberries are a taste sensation that everyone should try and Hinnomaki is one of the best with big crops of large, delicious fruit that are ready for picking in mid-summer.
Perfect for growing in a sunny spot, this standard form Gooseberry Hinnomaki Green will add an ornamental touch to beds, borders or even in large pots on the patio and unlike many other varieties, these gooseberries are sweet enough to be eaten straight from the bush
Hinnomaki is a robust hybrid and this makes it very easy and relaible to grow, meaning that every gardener can get superb results whatever their level of experience. This also means that they are an excellent choice if you garden orgainically as they have excellent resistance to mildew.
Self-fertile, so you dont need a pollinating partner, and they make a great companion to red and black currants.
Supplied as an established standard plant in a 3L pot, 90cm tall.
Planting Advice for your gooseberry:
Care Advice for Gooseberry Hinnomaki Green:
Pruning Hinnomaki Gooseberries:
In early spring of the first year after planting, prune the main stems on the head back by half.
Year two onwards
In November, shorten the main stems that you pruned in the spring back to half of their new growth. Any new side shoots that have grown from the main shoots can also be either shortened by half or removed if they are not needed. At the same time, remove any suckers or side shoots from the trunk.
After year two, bushes just need a simple twice-yearly trim:
In July, trim all new side shoots to 5 leaves.
In winter, cut back main stems by half their new growth and any side shoots back to 2 buds (these are the shoots that you trimmed in July).
Any stems that are damaged, dead or out of place can also be removed.