Gooseberry ‘Captivator’ produces a good crop of large, pear shaped, red-pink berries.
Originating from Canada, this gooseberry is known for it’s hardiness as well as its sweet flavour. In fact, you can pick the fruit off ‘Captivator’ and eat them fresh.
In the Autumn, shallow, lobed leaves turn red for an extra twist to this exciting gooseberry variety.
- Fruiting Season: Late July
- Fruit Size: Large
- Fruit Colour: Reddish-pink
- Height & Spread: 1.2m x 1m
Gooseberry Planting Guide
Gooseberries can be planted between November and March during the dormant season.
Place your gooseberry plant into the ground to the depth of the soil marked on the stem. Leave sufficient space as per variety around the plant to ensure healthy growth.
Firm in well and water around the base thoroughly. Gooseberries may be grown using the bush or cordon method, as per preference. Apply a general fertiliser, such as Growmore, in the Spring to aide growth.
Although support may not be necessary during the growing season, winter protection is advised to protect against strong winds and frost.
Harvest your gooseberries during the Summer. Pick unripe fruit in early Summer for cooking and pick ripe fruit in late Summer for eating fresh.