Gooseberry Xenia
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Gooseberry 'Xenia'

Sweet, juicy red berries make this gooseberry perfect for Grow Your Own
  • A recent introduction, this red gooseberry makes the perfect garden fruit bush
  • Big crops of red berries, already sweet enough to eat straight off the bush in summer
  • Virtually thorn-free, and easy to care for
  • A very hardy selection, performs well all over the UK
  • Supplied as a UK grown branched bush potted in a 2L pot, ready to plant out all year

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Item: 310117
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One of the best new introductions in recent years, this fabulous new Red Gooseberry is certainly making an impact in gardens across the UK with its crops of sweet, juicy berries.

The big crops of red fruit are sweet enough to eat straight off the bush in summer, saving you from having to cook them, and if that was not enough, it is virtually thorn-free making picking much easier!

With great Mildew tolerance and medium vigour, 'Xenia' is easy to care for making it ideal for new gardeners of those lacking confidence to have a go at growing your own. Bred too for cold tolerance, it is very hardy and tough and performs well throughout the UK in the garden.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot ready for immediate planting.

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Item 310117 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot ready for immediate planting.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

Gooseberries will be ready for picking from early July - birds love the berries so protect the ripening fruit with fine gauge netting if you need to.

Care Information

Aftercare Care Advice for your gooseberry Xenia:

  • Mulch to conserve soil moisture.
  • Water regularly and especially during dry spells. Container-grown gooseberries should be watered as soon as their soil dries out.
  • In late winter, feed with a balanced granular feed. Avoid feeding the plants with too much nitrogen because this can encourage weak growth, which can be prone to mildew.
  • Plant bare-root gooseberries between late autumn and early spring, and container-grown plants at any time, avoiding waterlogged, dry or frozen soil.
  • Standards should be staked to keep them stable.

 

Pruning your gooseberry Xenia:

  • In Year one, in early spring of the first year after planting, prune the main stems back by half.
  • From 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 that are damaged or crossing. Aim for a goblet shape.
  • 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.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
120 cm
120 cm
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