Hinnomaki yellow is a popular variety of Gooseberry, which belongs to the Ribes genus (Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnomaki yellow'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Yellow-green and Kelly green and Grade 1 Paint Green. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.5 cm (that's 0.2 inches in imperial) in diameter.When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Green-yellow and Yellow-green. Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green and Forest green (traditional) colour.
Large berries, sweet and yellow when ripe in mid summer
As Hinnomaki yellow Gooseberry is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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Needs pruning after fruiting. usually in the winter when the leaves have fallen Cut off crossing branches and aim to produce a bush with an open centre to help air circulation and prevent mildew.
Cut main shoots by 50% But remember that the fruit is produced on old wood.
Side shoots by 5cm before the harvest to improve the yield
Feed in spring
Mulch to retain moisture and supress weeds
It is easier to grow new plants from cuttings or layering branches that can be pulled over to stake to the ground
Prepare the soil well with extra well rotted compost or well rotted manure, as the plants will be in the same position for many yearsEnsure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hinnomaki yellow is a hardy plant.
Excellent yield per bush, large yellow beries
Thin the fruit taking alternate berries to cook with, then allow the rest to ripen and grow further also becoming sweeter