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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
'Greenfinch' produces green fruits on a compact bush that has some resistance to mildew and leaf spot. It crops mid season and is similar to 'Careless'. A good culinary variety
'Lord Derby' has very large, good-flavoured deep red fruits. It is ideal for exhibiting as well as for culinary or dessert use. Cropping is in early August
'Hinnonmäki Röd' is a red gooseberry, for dessert or culinary use, with a vigorous upright growth habit. It is easy to grow and the round, juicy fruit is ready to pick in midsummer
R. speciosum is a spiny medium-sized deciduous shrub with bristly stems bearing small, oval, slightly lobed, glossy leaves. Small, drooping, fuchsia-like bright crimson flowers with prominent stamens hang beneath the stems in mid and late spring
'Rokula' is a red dessert or culinary gooseberry that has some mildew resistance, and is early fruiting and compact with a slightly drooping growth habit
Actinidia deliciosa is a vigorous, deciduous climber with stout shoots covered in red-brown hairs and broadly ovate, heart-shapped, mid-green leaves. In early summer it bears clusters of usually two to three creamy white flowers . Female plants bear ovoid-oblong, bristly-skinned, greenish brown fruit
'Pax' is a red, mid-season, dessert gooseberry; a vigorous, somewhat spreading bush with few thorns, which crops well and has quite a good flavour
Gooseberry 'Invicta' is a green culinary cultivar that has some resistance to mildew and leaf spot. It crops heavily and has quite good flavour. Very vigorous with a spreading habit and large thorns. Young shoots can be damaged on exposed sites. A mid-season gooseberry, fruiting slightly earlier than 'Careless'
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