Seed Swaps


Saved this when they were demolishing the neighbour’s garden. Have them in pots until I can free up space to plant safely. Main problem is goosberry sawfly which pretty uch strip them bare every year despite our daily checks. Miss one day and you can come out to a bald plant! WHen the neighbour had it the bushes were so huge the caterpillars could eat loads and still leave planty of leaf so they were always full of gooseberries which I used to have handfuls of for breakfast. Really delicious and not sour like childhood ones.

Don’t know the variety but it matches the description of Ribes uva-crispa ’Whinham’s Industry’ (Gooseberry ’Whinham’s Industry’)

’Whinham’s Industry’ is a fast growing deciduous shrub, with throny stems bearing deeply lobed leaves, inconspicuous green and pink-flushed flowers. This variety produces good quality smooth small-medium red fruits in summer.

This planting is in the Mixed tubs garden .

Collected from the wild.

Latest Milestone Fruiting

Quantity: 3

Plant Gooseberry Ribes uva-crispa 194


Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 07 Jun 2018

    Fruiting day 4103

  • 21 Apr 2018

    Flowering day 4056

    Burst into flower quickly after 3 loads of snow delayed the start of Spring in the garden.

  • 30 Jun 2011

    Harvesting day 1569

    saved frow sawflies long enough to fruit this year, delicious.

    1.0 x cup

  • 08 May 2011

    Under Attack day 1516

    3 Sawfly caterpillars quikly spotted, I suspect Sparrows must have eaten the rest as usually there are 50 at a time.

  • 21 Apr 2011

    Setting Fruit day 1499

  • 06 Apr 2011

    Flowering day 1484

    Looking well, lots of leaf, no sawfly damage. I expect the strong winds have kept them at bay.


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