Xenia Gooseberry Bushes
Xenia Gooseberry Bushes - Early Season
Description of Xenia Plants & Fruit:
These bushes have very few thorns and grow vigorously, with an upright, open habit. The large red fruit ripen in early-mid season, are very sweet and so are perfect for eating fresh off the bush in late June. Xenia has decent mildew resistance and produces few thorns.
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Characteristics of Xenia Bushes:
- Few spines.
- Big fruit, up to 14g. Great cropper.
- Crops from late June.
Growing Xenia Gooseberry Plants:
Rich soil is essential - dig in good manure and compost before planting. Gooseberries do well in cold places but avoid frost pockets.
Background Information on Xenia Gooseberry Bushes:
This is a recent introduction from Switzerland (the Swiss are the leading gooseberry breeders) and it is probably the best variety they have produced in recent years.