Gooseberry ‘Invicta’ bears large, pale green berries with a very sweet flavour.
Notable for producing an extremely high yield, sometimes double that of other varieties, ‘Invicta‘ also has good disease resistance, particularly against mildew and leaf spot.
This gooseberry takes it’s name from the Latin word for unconquerable, and this gooseberry is widely praised for conquering both the culinary and dessert tables.
- Fruiting Season: Late July to August
- Fruit Size: Large
- Fruit Colour: Green
- Height & Spread: 1.5m x 1m
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
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.