- Position: full sun
- Soil: any well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Other features: deep purple berries (late July)
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A gooseberry and blackcurrant hybrid, the upright, thornless stems of thisvigorous and disease resistant shrub are laden with deeppurple coloured fruits, which have a unique flavour that is acombination of both parents. Ready to harvest in midsummer.
- Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure in to the area. Once planted, apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring, as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the fruit from birds. In the first year, prune shoots back by half to three-quarters to an outward-facing bud in winter. After that prune out weak and older branches only.