Captivator Goosberry Bushes
Description of Captivator Plants & Fruit:
Captivator is a reliable bush gooseberry with red (almost burgundy coloured) sweet fruit from July. It is a vigorous, spreading plant with good disease resistance. The plants we supply are strong, 2 year old bushes with 3-5 shoots each. Captivator gooseberries were bred in Canada and so are enormously hardy.
Characteristics of Captivator Bushes:
- Almost Thornless (a few fairly soft spines on new wood).
- Red-pink fruit, sweet.
- Crops steadily from July.
- Mildew & leaf spot resistant.
Growing Captivator Gooseberry Plants:
Mature bushes will probably need some bamboo canes for support as the weight of fruit pulls down the branches.
Rich soil is essential - dig in good manure and compost before planting. Gooseberries do very well in cold places.
Background Information on Captivator Gooseberry Bushes:
Bred from American and European varieties.