Disease-resistant heritage gooseberries?

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Disease-resistant heritage gooseberries?

Post: #287054 daffodiltulip
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:53 pm

Are there any, and if so, what are they called?

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Re: Disease-resistant heritage gooseberries?

Post: #287057 diggernotdreamer
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:14 pm

whinham's Industry is a good variety, old fashioned and red instead of green, check out Chris Bowers he is the fruit expert, the site is very good. A lot of gooseberry problems are down to cultivation and pruning

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Re: Disease-resistant heritage gooseberries?

Post: #287215 Cligereen
Fri May 13, 2016 10:43 pm

I have hedgerows chock-a-block with gooseberries. They are wild I presume and I have no clue of their breed but they must be heritage as the house is 120 yrs old. They are a bit smaller than the usual 'bought' varieties, green and a bit hairier than most but taste great. They are resistant to disease, loppers and hatchets...I wish I could send you a couple of hundred!
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Re: Disease-resistant heritage gooseberries?

Post: #287216 diggernotdreamer
Sat May 14, 2016 12:57 pm

you could send some to me if you like, I would love some odd old gooseberries


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