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Gooseberry 'Invicta'        

Ribes uva-crispa

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Invicta is part of the Ribes genus and is a Gooseberry variety. Its scientific name is Ribes uva-crispa 'Invicta'. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Pale green and   Green-yellow and   Android robot green. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.3 cm (that's 0.12 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Android robot green and   Dark pastel green. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Ao green and   Forest green (web) colour.

Vigorous easily grown variety, with high yields. The berries are large oval smooth and ripen to pale yellow. Resistant to mildew

Invicta grows as a Deciduous and is a Fruit. Being deciduous, expect it to shed its leaves annually. Invicta normally grows with a shrub-like habit to a mature height of 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet imperial). Expect blooming to occur in late spring.

Invicta Gooseberry is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Invicta

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Easiest if grown as a bush, prune to an open shape when dormant taking out crossing stems and shorten the growing tips to two buds of new growth in the summer

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Invicta is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. USDA Hardiness Zone 4 to 6 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate).

Growing Invicta from seed

Not normally grown from seed. Can be grown from cuttings of semi ripe wood in mid summer

Transplanting Invicta

Allow plenty of room between bushes and acces for pruning and harvesting as they are very prickly and bite back!
Mulch well in the autumn and feed with blood fish and bone at the beginning of the growing season

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

Harvesting Invicta

harvest alternate berries just before they are ripe for cooking. Allow the remaining berries to ripen fully. They freeze well for jam or puddings

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Gooseberry Invicta Etymology

Invicta means undefeated and is the moto of the county of Kent in England