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Hinnonmaki Yellow Gooseberry

Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnonmaki Yellow'

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Hinnonmaki Yellow Gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnonmaki Yellow') at Paterno Nurseries

Hinnonmaki Yellow Gooseberry fruit

Hinnonmaki Yellow Gooseberry fruit

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Hinnonmaeki Yellow

Description:

An improved variety of gooseberry for the home orchard with large golden-yellow fruit with sweet flesh and a tangy outer skin, increased resistance to powdery mildew and exceptional yields; very thorny, needs regular pruning for productivity

Edible Qualities

Hinnonmaki Yellow Gooseberry is a small shrub that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces clusters of yellow round berries which are usually ready for picking from early to mid summer. The berries have a tart taste and a juicy texture.

The berries are most often used in the following ways:

  • Preserves
  • Wine-Making

Features & Attributes

Hinnonmaki Yellow Gooseberry has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It features an abundance of magnificent yellow berries in early summer.

This is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Hinnonmaki Yellow Gooseberry is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Hinnonmaki Yellow Gooseberry will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated edibles garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Orchard 
Applications
Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features