Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry

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Gooseberry 'Hinnomaki Redl' (Ribes)
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It is almost thornless and "picks well". It's mildew resistant. Large, oval, green berries become blushing pink in mid summer when ripe and ready for eating. Absolutely delicious in pies and jellies. Produces fruit on 2-3 year old wood. Mature growth is 2-3' tall x 4-6' wide. Recommended to grow in zone 4-5.

Planting & Care for Gooseberry Plants

Preparation

  • Plant in full sun, you'll get more fruit.
  • Currants & gooseberries perform better in rich, well-drained soils.
  • It's best to prepare your planting area the previous fall. 
  • Be sure to test your soil regarding pH levels.
  • Add compost if needed.
  • Gooseberry plants can handle temperatures as cold as 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

Opening Plant Material

  • Your item will arrive as a bare root plant. This means it's in a state of dormancy so it doesn't have any soil on the roots and foliage. This is normal. Bare root plants are a way for us to offer you a healthier, more affordable, fresher plant year-round.
  • Cut open the bundle (top and roots are tied) and separate all the plants.
  • Soak roots in buckets of water until planted.
  • Each plant type will be labeled separately for identification.
  • Do not expose the roots to sun. They should never dry out. Keep roots covered.
  • All bare-root plants must be trimmed when planted. See "Pruning - After Planting" below.

Planting

  • You can plant in April, May or September, October
  • Plant in rich, well-drained soil
  • Plant in full sun for more fruit
  • Plant 3 feet apart from each other if you purchased more than one.
  • Dig a hole at least 6" wider and the same depth as the root mass.
  • The crown or graft of the plant should be slightly higher than ground level where it was grown at the nursery.
  • Trim off the broken roots and branches.
  • Place fertilizer packets in hole (if purchased). Do not place other fertilizers in the planting hole. *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer
  • Spread the roots and fill halfway with soil, then water until soil settles completely saturating the soil and planting pit.
  • Re-adjust plant and fill the hole with the rest of the soil.
  • Back fill the balance of the soil and water well. 

Pruning - After Planting

  • Prune ALL bare root plants to reduce transplant shock and ensure success. Pruning should occur either before or as soon after planting as possible. All pruning should be done with a sharp pruning shears. See our handling guide below for detailed pictures and instructions. 

Pruning - Through-out the Season

  • Prune annually to get rid of dead areas, which will allow for more growth by opening the canopy.
  • Prune in late winter (early March) before new growth appears. 
  • Wait the first 3 years before pruning to allow for enough canes to grow. Only remove weak wood. 

Watering - After Planting

  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

Watering - Through-out the Season

  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

 

Go to our "Plant Features & Video Tab" for more information on container plants and how to plant them. 

Handling & Planting Guidelines

Special Features & Videos for Gooseberry Plants - Bare Root

Special Plant Features & Tips

  • The great thing about gooseberry plant is that you get a lot of fruit out of one plant.
  • Make sure to pick-off the wilted flower that grows before eating.
  • The Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry plant sometimes shows fruit within the first year of planting. Otherwise, it's 2-3 after planting.
  • Harvest the fruit in July and August.
  • These come as bare root plants only. 

Watch our Video on how to plant & care for a bare root plant

 

How do we dig our bare root plants?

 

Popular Sizes
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
#1 Container  10 8" 10" FedEx
#3 Container/Grow Bag 25 10" 15" FedEx
2' - 5' Bare Root 5 - 35 5 - 15" 2 - 5' FedEx
Containers/Grow Bags
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
#1 Container  10 8" 10" FedEx
#2 Container 15 12" 12" FedEx
#3 Container/Grow Bag 25 10" 15" FedEx
#5 Container/Grow Bag 40 14" 10" McKay Delivery*
#7 Container/Grow Bag 35 - 50 14 - 16" 1 - 2' McKay Delivery*
#10 Container/Grow Bag 55 - 70 18" 1 - 3' McKay Delivery*
#15 Container/Grow Bag 65 - 80 22" 2 - 3' McKay Delivery*
#20 Container/Grow Bag 100 - 160 24" 7 McKay Delivery*
#25 Container/Grow Bag 130 - 200 24 - 30" 8' McKay Delivery*
Bare Root
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
#1 Bare Root 5 5 - 8" (no soil on roots) 5 - 10" FedEx
12" Bare Root 5 - 10 5" (no soil on roots) 10 - 12" FedEx
15" Bare Root 8 - 10 10 - 12" (no soil on roots) 12 - 15" FedEx
18" Bare Root 10 - 15 10 - 15" (no soil on roots) 15 - 18" FedEx
2' Bare Root 15 12" (no soil on roots) 2' FedEx
3' Bare Root 20 15" (no soil on roots) 3' FedEx
4' Bare Root 25 18" (no soil on roots) 4' FedEx
5' Bare Root 30 20" (no soil on roots) 5' FedEx
6' Bare Root 35 22" (no soil on roots) 6' McKay Delivery*
8' Bare Root 40 22 - 24" (no soil on roots) 8' McKay Delivery*
9' Bare Root 45 24 - 30" (no soil on roots) 9' McKay Delivery*
1 3/4" caliper Bare Root 50 30" (no soil on roots) 5 - 6' McKay Delivery*
1 1/4" caliper Bare Root 55 32" (no soil on roots) 8 - 11' McKay Delivery*
1 1/2" caliper Bare Root 60 32" (no soil on roots) 10 - 12' McKay Delivery*
2 1/2" caliper Bare Root 65 32 - 35" (no soil on roots) 10 - 16' McKay Delivery*
Balled & Burlap (B&B)
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
2' tall B&B 50 12 - 16" 2'  McKay Delivery*
3' tall B&B 60 - 250 22 - 24" 4' McKay Delivery*
4' tall B&B 250 22 - 24"  5' McKay Delivery*
5' tall B&B 325 16 - 24" 5' McKay Delivery*
6' tall B&B 150 - 325 24 - 30"  6' McKay Delivery*
7' tall B&B 500 - 700 30"  7' McKay Delivery*
8' tall B&B 600 - 700 30 - 32" 8' McKay Delivery*
9' tall B&B 700 30 - 35" 9' McKay Delivery*
1 1/4" caliper B&B 250 - 700 22" - 28" 8 - 11' McKay Delivery*
1 1/2" caliper B&B 350 - 600 24" - 30"  10 - 12' McKay Delivery*
2" caliper B&B 600 - 700 28" - 32"  10 - 14' McKay Delivery*
2 1/2" caliper B&B 700 - 1,000 30" - 36" 10 - 16' McKay Delivery*
3" caliper B&B 850 - 1,200 34" - 38" 12 - 18' McKay Delivery*
3 1/2" caliper B&B 1,000 - 1,200 36"  3' McKay Delivery*

*McKay Delivery - This shipping method can only be used when your delivery address is within 60 miles of Waterloo, Wisconsin. McKay will hand delivery your nursery stock. We can delivey any size, but typically this shipping method is used for oversize items that FedEx cannot ship.

Growing Zones: 4-7

Color: Green, Red
Plant Size: 2-3'
Fruit: Red-Pink
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Wet
Low Maintenance: Yes
Deer Resistant: No
Attracts Butterflies: No
Attracts Bees: Yes
Attracts Birds: Yes
Edible: Yes
Native: Yes

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