Standard gooseberry Hinnonmaki Green
The standard gooseberry Hinnonmaki is self-fertileproducingan abundanceof medium to large juicygreenfruit mid summer. This popular variety has a high disease resistance. The medium sized berries have an exquisite sweet taste when ripe with a tangy outer skin. Can be used for culinary purposes. Photo is for illustration only
Details Standard gooseberry Hinnonmaki Green
- Blooms: April
- Flower colour: white
- Edible Fruit
- Harvest: July
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 50 – 75 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 20 cm
- Plant spacing: 100 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
How to take care of Hinnonmaki Green
Prepare the planting site well before planting by digging a hole wide enough to spread the roots out. Choose a sheltered position in the sun or partial shade. Any reasonable garden soil will do but it will not tolerate poor drainage.
Apply a general fertiliser in March, water in and apply some mulch of well-rotted manure. Prune between November-March and after 2years cut out weak and diseased branches. Always give winter protection against frost by applying some mulch and covering it at nighttime and removing it during the day.
Water regularly and thoroughly during dry weather- keep the water off the stems. They require feeding in spring and summer. When the fruits start to appear, you will need to protect them from the birds, draping nets over it can do this.
The fruit is ready to be picked when it’s fully coloured and shiny. A dull colour means you have waited too long. Do not pick them singly; you will damage the other fruits. They make excellent jam and jelly and can also be used in pies.