Gooseberry picking is finished for the 2012 season.
Gooseberries are usually ready from the 2nd until the last week of July but the warm winter and VERY early season pushed both of those dates up by a few weeks this year. See you next year!
Gooseberries are rather like sour grapes, or sweet & sour grapes. The green variety is sweeter than the red variety, and the pink are somewhere in between – so don’t be a gooseberry fool!
Like apples, some varieties are green some are supposed to be red & the different varieties we grow vary with sweetness and texture. Poorman are small and softer, great for making Gooseberry Fool, Careless are large, firm and are difficult to cook with because they are so delicious and refreshing you might eat them all fresh off the bush!
We have a row of Poorman and Careless, Tixia and Invicta. We just planted another fifteen rows of gooseberries along with the older bushes that line our front lawn.