Gooseberry also called raisinet offers wonderful small currants during’summer.
Planting, size and’maintenance are all steps needed to improve the crop.
In short, that’you should know:
Name Ribes grossularia
Family : Grossulariacées
Type : orchard
Height : 100 to 120 cm
Exposure : Sunlight
Foliage : Deciduous
Flowering : May
Harvest : July-August
It is recommended to plant l’or until autumn’spring avoiding periods of frost.
If you plant in the spring, be sure to’water more generously during the first months.
- In hedge, maintain a distance of 150 cm between each foot.
In all cases, choose a rich soil and n’please an amendment the soil when planting.
- This step is important, check out our planting tips.
Size, maintenance currant:
The best time to prune a currant bush or raisinet is towards the end of the’Winter, ideally in February. The time must be rather mild and dry, with no risk of frost.
The size must be severe enough :
- Fan of’First the center of the’shrub because the light that enters it is decisive.
- Remove branches that s’intermingle.
- Balance the rest of’tree to give it a nice shape cup.
L’Watering should be regular:
Gooseberry has need’water to fully grow.
It is therefore necessary’water regularly and put a mulch at the foot of’shrub to conserve’soil moisture during’summer.
A contribution of’fertilizer is more:
S’he n’is not essential, the’contribution of’a small fruit fertilizer significantly improve quality and quantity of currants.
Harvest of currants:
Harvesting of currants is between June and August depending on the variety and species.
The worst enemy of currants still birds that can destroy a crop, c’Therefore it is necessary protect currants with a net.
Can provide between 2 and 5 kg per foot and the picking s’performs completely matured to d’having quality fruits.
Know that fruits that are in’inside Your gooseberry will take longer to mature and may be picked later.
Namely the currant and gooseberries:
This well known shrub grows very easily.
It is particularly appreciated for its fruit regale our taste buds, as well as for clafoutis, jams or jellies our breakfasts.
Make sure it nevertheless leave room s’flourish by planting it in a ventilated and relatively cool.
With its bushy effect and translucent red fruit, it has a very nice look and find it very good place in a garden.
Diseases and insects that affect currant:
Gooseberry is generally quite resistant to disease, especially if you choose resistant varieties.
The best way’prevent disease your gooseberry is to give them the necessary nutrients in the spring thanks to’addition of compost or’an amendment manure and seaweed type.
- Powdery mildew: White felting on all or part of the plant and in particular on the leaves.
- Rust : Orange-brown pustules on the leaves
- Aphids : Leaves curl and lose their original color
- Scale insects: Fight and bio treatment
Malignant Council on currant:
Treat if necessary against the’powdery mildew or’anthracnose but be careful n’Use only organic products because you will then eat fruit ...