How to grow gooseberries

Gooseberry (Agrus) – a delicious berry, which is rich in all sorts of useful substances. To keep all the vitamins in the winter, it is made in the form of billets of different kinds of jam, jelly, fruit compote.

Features Culture

Gooseberry – culture, which is known in Russia since the 11th century. Even then, the wild species of this crop grown in gardens in monasteries. In European countries, the spread of gooseberry began with France, and to the 13-14 centuries, this shrub has been grown in Spain, Germany and England.

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This pruning can be done throughout the season, starting immediately after harvest to late autumn.

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Planting can be done in the spring and fall, but the best period is the end of September – beginning of October. Gooseberries can grow on almost all types of soils. It does not make a strong thickening and shadowing. After planting, the seedlings are cut, leaving the shoots to 20 cm, with a 4 – 5 kidneys.

Further care

Gooseberry relates to moisture-loving plants, so watering should be frequent and moderate, especially during flowering and fruit ripening. He does not tolerate drought, does not like too hot weather and better growing and fruiting with sufficient soil moisture.

Cultures exposed to varying degrees detrimental effect rosy.Izbytochnaya powdery humidity can contribute to shock gooseberry mildew, it is impossible to fill the plant.


In order to protect the hive from infection disease and damage by pests, tree trunks kept free from weeds and regularly loosened. It does not allow the insects to lay their eggs in the soil and increases the flow of air and moisture to the root system.

Gooseberry – valuable berry is not only delicious and contains vitamins, but it is still a medicinal plant. Berries diuretic, laxative and choleretic effect. Lowers blood pressure, removing excess fluid from the body. The inclusion in the diet of fresh berries will help to strengthen health.