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Gooseberry 'Hinnomaki yellow'        

Ribes uva-crispa

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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
Mildew resistant
Heavy cropper
Quite prickly

This variety is a Fruit that typically grows as an Deciduous, which is defined as a plant that sheds its leaves annually. Hinnomaki yellow normally grows with a shrub-like habit to a mature height of 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet imperial). This variety tends to bloom in early spring.

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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Hinnomaki yellow have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Hinnomaki yellow

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Hinnomaki yellow is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Hinnomaki yellow are Zone 4 and Zone 6.

Growing Hinnomaki yellow from seed

It is easier to grow new plants from cuttings or layering branches that can be pulled over to stake to the ground

Transplanting Hinnomaki yellow

Prepare the soil well with extra well rotted compost or well rotted manure, as the plants will be in the same position for many years

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hinnomaki yellow is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Hinnomaki yellow

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

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.