- How to choose your currant
- Rustic and productive varieties
- Planting and care
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Tasty and rich in vitamins, gooseberries allow you to concoct delicious jellies.
Grow them in the garden!
How to choose your currant
Before buying your seedlings gooseberries, several criteria are to be taken into account. The color of the fruits first: they can be red, white or pink.
The next harvest date, depending on the variety and your region, can be from late June to August.
In all cases, choose rustic varieties to avoid treatments and make your life easier.
Rustic and productive varieties
The "Fertile of Palluau" is a vigorous and productive shrub that gives at the beginning of July beautiful clusters of bright red fruits, acidulated and particularly aromatic.
The "Junifer" at the beginning of July also produces very fragrant red fruits.
"Versaillaise", white or red, is a relatively vigorous and productive old variety. In the middle of July, it gives fruits with a mild flavor for the white variety; juicy fruits, perfectly adapted to the making of jams, for the red variety.
The "Rollan" is a variety known for its resistance to diseases. It produces red fruits as early as mid-July.
Planting and care
Install your plants from November to February (or spring) in a fresh soil and humus (avoid limestone). Plan a semi-shaded exhibition. Plant each plant leaving flush collar. Fill in - adding compost - and sprinkle copiously. Straw and water your plants regularly in the summer, especially if it is hot and dry.
Once your shrub is in place, you will only have to remove each year the branches of more than three years. Be sure to clear the heart of the plant to let in the light. As a preventive measure, spray your currant bushes with plant extracts such as nettle or horsetail to strengthen their immune system. If powdery mildew appears, immediately remove affected branches.
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