Gooseberry Invicta

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‘Invicta’ is a fast growing deciduous shrub, with throny stems bearing deeply lobed leaves, inconspicuous green and pink-flushed flowers. This variety is mildew-resistant, and will tolerate more shade than other varieties.

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Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Pale-yellow in Autumn

HOW TO CARE

Watch out for

Pests

It is best to rotate crops to avoid pest and disease problems.

Specific pests

Aphids , Leafhoppers , Raspberry beetle , Raspberry leaf and bud mite

General care

Pruning

Pruning in winter and summer is needed to produce high yields. On planting, prune any branches back to base which are less than 15 cm from the ground, and cut other branches back to half their length to an upward facing bud.

Propagation methods

Layering

WHERE TO GROW

Ribes uva-crispa 'Invicta' (Gooseberry 'Invicta') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Banks and Slopes, Cake decoration, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Hedging/Screens

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in summer in well-drained neutral soil. Prefers full sun, but part sun is tolerated. Also protect from strong winds and avoid frost pockets. Prepare the planting site will before the bush is planted.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Pale-yellow in Autumn

HOW TO CARE

Watch out for

Pests

It is best to rotate crops to avoid pest and disease problems.

Specific pests

Aphids , Leafhoppers , Raspberry beetle , Raspberry leaf and bud mite

General care

Pruning

Pruning in winter and summer is needed to produce high yields. On planting, prune any branches back to base which are less than 15 cm from the ground, and cut other branches back to half their length to an upward facing bud.

Propagation methods

Layering

WHERE TO GROW

Ribes uva-crispa ‘Invicta’ (Gooseberry ‘Invicta’) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Banks and Slopes, Cake decoration, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Hedging/Screens

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in summer in well-drained neutral soil. Prefers full sun, but part sun is tolerated. Also protect from strong winds and avoid frost pockets. Prepare the planting site will before the bush is planted.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered