Gooseberry Invicta Standard Gooseberry Invicta Standard Gooseberry Invicta Standard
Gooseberry Invicta Standard
Gooseberry Invicta Standard
Gooseberry Invicta Standard
Gooseberry Invicta Standard

Gooseberry 'Invicta' Standard

The number 1 garden gooseberry bush!
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
  • Add height to to even the smallest fruit garden with our space-saving standard lollipop-form bushes - now you can grow your own gooseberries in even the smallest of spaces.
  • The Number 1 gooseberry for growing in gardens - reliable heavy crops year after year, and an attractive garden feature too!
  • Big crops, of sweet-to-eat fruit for many years to come, as well as looking great too - try planting a pair either side of gateways, entrances and paths.
  • The lollipop shape makes berries easier to pick and promotes good airflow around them.
  • Supplied as a 1m standard plant in a 3L pot - easily pruned to keep in shape.
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Product Description

Gooseberry 'Invicta' is the number 1 outstanding Gooseberry variety for home gardeners – and is now available in a unique standard form! Grafted onto a long straight stem, the foliage and fruit will be produced in a ball atop the stem for a really unique productive, yet decorative display!

Producing big crops of classic green berries, almost twice as many as any other variety, ‘Invicta’ is one of our favourite gooseberry plant varieties and it is also mildew resistant, making it very easy to grow for even a novice ‘grow your own’ gardener. It has good vigour, so supports the big crops well in your garden and is winter hardy so can be left outdoors all year round.

Each summer ‘Invicta’ produces numerous large green fruits which are sweet enough to eat straight off the bush, but are also ideal for cooking with – something a little bit different to strawberries and raspberries that tend to be grown in home gardens.

In its standard form, it brings a different dimension to growing your own adding a real decorative feature to patios, or even straight in the border where it will add height and interest.

'Invicta' really is the all-round Gooseberry for gardens - why not try one this year?

What Is Supplied

Item 310089 supplied as:
Supplied as a 1m standard gooseberry in a 3L pot

Plant Information

Top Tips

Gooseberries will be ready for picking from early July - birds love the berries so protect the ripening fruit with fine gauge netting if you need to.

Care Guide

  • Mulch to conserve soil moisture.
  • Water regularly and especially during dry spells. Container-grown gooseberries should be watered as soon as their soil dries out.
  • In late winter, feed with a balanced granular feed. Avoid feeding the plants with too much nitrogen because this can encourage weak growth, which can be prone to mildew.
  • Plant bare-root gooseberries between late autumn and early spring, and container-grown plants at any time, avoiding waterlogged, dry or frozen soil.
  • Standards should be staked to keep them stable.
  • Pruning: In Year one, in early spring of the first year after planting, prune the main stems on the head back by half.
  • Pruning: From year two onwards, in November, shorten the main stems that you pruned in the spring back to half of their new growth. Any new side shoots that have grown from the main shoots can also be either shortened by half or removed if they are not needed. At the same time, remove any suckers or side shoots from the trunk.
  • Pruning: After year two, bushes just need a simple twice-yearly trim. In July, trim all new side shoots to 5 leaves.
    In winter, cut back main stems by half their new growth and any side shoots back to 2 buds (these are the shoots that you trimmed in July). Any stems that are damaged, dead or out of place can also be removed.

 

Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
120cm
90cm
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