[NAFEX] gooseberries for Tennessee???

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 19:28:18 EDT 2009

I can't comment on their suitability for the more southerly part of
the country, but Black Velvet is extremely delicious, but a light
bearer and a wimpy plant compared to other gooseberries I've had.
Hinnomaki Red is very good quality, and does very well for me here.
I've also had Invicta and Hinnomaki Yellow, they do just fine, but not
my favorite tasting.

z5 se mi

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Kieran &/or Donna
<holycow at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> I have a gooseberry bush that I got from someone and it's never done much.
> Makes a handful or two every year but my Irish husband loves gooseberries
> and would like lots more.  I read that the problem is mildew and that some
> vars are more resistant than others.  Any comments re this list, or other
> varieties you would recommend?  the one we have really doesn't hold it's
> leaves very well.  I don't see anything that LOOKS like mildew on it, but
> the leaves turn brown and fall off, so it's mostly stems most of the year,
> with a few green ones on the tips.  Thanks.  Donna
> Black Velvet
> Canada
> Hinomaki Red, Yellow
> Invicta
> Johns Prairie
> Jeanne
> Orus 8
> Poorman
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-matt demmon

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