Gooseberries are just so misunderstood in my mind. If the only experience you have ever had of gooseberries are those horrid little sour bullets that they sell in supermarkets then I suppose I wouldn't like them either. But the real McCoy is JUST SO DIFFERENT. I thinned out the smaller fruit so that just a few of the best gooseberries will ripen and sweeten.
You just cannot imagine how sweet and flavoursome a ripe gooseberry is until you have had one. Best eaten straight from the plant without telling anyone, or there will be none left! These light green fruit are Invicta.
A really healthy variety.
Slightly later afterwards come these Hinnomaki Red gooseberries.
Just a couple more weeks to go before these are ripe. I noticed this moth hanging on for dear life under the leaves! I don't think he is doing any harm.
So what did I do with the thinnings?
Gooseberry crumble of course! Heavenly!