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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.
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Ribes can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries
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'
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow gooseberries in a moist but well-drained soil that has been improves with organic matter. Mildly alkaline (chalky) soils are tolerated. They can be grown as goblet-shaped bushes or cordons. Water well as fruits swell and keep the base of the plants weed and grass-free. Further gooseberry cultivation advice
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Prune gooseberries in winter and summer
Pests Gooseberry sawfly, capsid bug, birds, squirrels and aphids can be problematic
American gooseberry mildew and gooseberry leaf spot can cause problems
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