American Gooseberry Harvest (Ribes hirtellum)

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American Gooseberry Harvest (Ribes hirtellum)

Post: #263848 Durgan
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:18 pm

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ULIPM 9 July 2012 American Gooseberry Harvest.
Thirteen pounds of berries were picked from this American gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) bush.When to pick is subjective.Criteria used for when to pick is a light maroon color and they taste relatively sweet. Colour is not a good guide, since the colour with time doesn’t deepen, but the berries get soft and mushy if left on he bush too long.The sweetness doesn’t increase with time if left on the bush. Gooseberry varieties fall into two categories: the small fruited but mildew resistant American gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) and the larger European gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa)

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