[NAFEX] Gooseberries for TN?
William C. Garthright
billg at inebraska.com
Mon Oct 5 10:50:21 EDT 2009
> Bill, the sprawling growth of Hinnomaki Yellow that you have observed is typical for that cultivar. Many commercial sources describe it as having a rather prostrate growth habit and being rather difficult to harvest for that reason. In fact, at least one nursery sells it grafted to a Ribes trunk.
That might be interesting to try. There certainly doesn't seem to be any
way to get it to grow higher just through pruning.
But in my case, I can't really say that it's harder to pick than any
other gooseberry. But then, I've got them planted in a limited space.
The others grow so much that there's very little room for me (and what
room there is is thorny!). At least H. Yellow stays small enough that I
can maneuver around it (if not easily). :-)
Thanks for the info, Sam. If I plant another, I'll look for something
Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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