Gooseberry ‘Captivator’, no thorns - Organic - ShrubRibes uva-crispa 'Captivator'
Enjoy these delicious organic gooseberries
This organically grown gooseberry bush (Ribes uva-crispa ‘Captivator’) produces wonderfully sweet and crisp fruit that you’ll rarely find at a farmers’ market. Good thing you can grow them yourself! This plant is even better, because its branches do not have any thorns. Ribes uva-crispa ‘Captivator’ produces maroon berries and comes highly recommended.
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure the root ball of Ribes uva-crispa 'Captivator' is moistened well - place the bush in a bucket of lukewarm water prior to planting. Prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Plant the gooseberry bush at the correct depth in the hole – the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Refill the hole with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Gooseberries thrive in well-drained, fertile soil. Plant the bush in a sunny or partly shaded spot.
Show moreRibes uva-crispa 'Captivator' is an easy to grow bush that bears a lot fruit. Water well in dry periods, although waterlogged soil is not tolerated, especially in the winter. Fertilise moderately in early spring. Depending on the weather, the fruits ripen from late June onwards.
Pruning gooseberry bushesTo keep the bush healthy it will need pruning. Always check for any signs of disease or damage. The first year after planting, in February cut all the gooseberry shoots back by ¾ to a new shoot. In the 2nd year keep 6-8 branches cutting them back by a ¼. Every year onwards, regularly trim new branches by 1/3 and regularly remove all old branches completely. Always try to keep the centre of the bush free. It is also possible to train the shoots into a fan shape against a wall or fencing.
Show moreRibes uva-crispa 'Captivator' is a strong bush with almost thornless branches. The gooseberries have a purplish-red skin which is more often than not removed before eating the delicious sweet fruit. If stewed or used in jams, the skins may be left on. Suitable for the small garden too, Ribes uva-crispa 'Captivator' contains vitamins A, C and D as well as many minerals.This variety is highly resistant to the American gooseberry blight.
- Extra information
Latin name Ribes uva-crispa 'Captivator' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, White Light preference full sun , partial sun Flowering period April - May Harvesting period June - August Growing height 120 - 150 cm Planting distance 80 - 100 cm