About Gooseberry Hinnonmaki Yellow
An excellent very hardy, yellow fruiting mid-season variety. Hinnonmaki Yellow has a spreading growth habit and may require support in maturity. It is a heavy cropper of medium sized, greenish-yellow berries with a unique aromatic flavour (and a hint of apricot according to experts!) Specifically bred in Finland for hardiness and disease resistance, it is particularly resistant to powdery mildew. The fruit is sweet enough to be eaten straight from the bush and is delicious in desserts and preserves.
- Self fertile
- Planting Distance 1.5m apart
- Height & Spread 1.2mm x 1.5m
- Crops Mid July
The plump, grape like gooseberry is a popular feature of the British countryside.Hinnonmaki yellow is a mid-season Finnish variety that fruits from Mid July on. The zingy green-yellow fruit has a slight sweetness to it that is undercut by a tartness, and a hint of apricot flavouring. These robust and hardy bushes will grow great in your garden where the juicy, red berries add some interesting texture and colour to the space. Because of its slightly tart flavour, this is a wonderful fruit to use in cakes and sweet pies. If you want a simpler way to eat this fruit, then serve it with some chutneys and cheese for a fantastic ploughman's style lunch. This variety is great for first time growers as it is resistant to powdery mildew, a problem that can affect other gooseberry varieties.
How to look after gooseberries
Plant your gooseberry bush in a well-draining soil that receives a good amount of light throughout the day. Give the plant 1.5m to grow in every direction, and water regularly in the first few weeks, and then only until the soil is wet, but not moist. This bush is hardy and resistant to mildew, a common disease found in other gooseberry varieties. Prune browning leaves regularly and cut back any dead foliage in the winter.
When to harvest gooseberries?
Gooseberries will be ready to pick between June and July. They are fully type when they are soft to the touch. To pick the berry, gently pull it from the stem, if you are too rough then you may damage the fruit.