RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
White in Summer
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Pale-yellow in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
It is best to rotate crops to avoid pest and disease problems.
Aphids , Leafhoppers , Raspberry beetle , Raspberry leaf and bud mite
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.
WHERE TO GROW
Ribes uva-crispa ‘Invicta’ (Gooseberry ‘Invicta’) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.
Add to salads, Banks and Slopes, Cake decoration, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Hedging/Screens
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.
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West