Sunday, 3 July 2016

Gooseberry harvest

This is the harvest from our first bush, it has been in 2 years and was brought from a commercial fruit plant supplier so was very good quality. It has yielded 4.5 lbs.
This is the one fruit the birds have left alone, thank goodness. We will have a few in a crumble this week and the rest I will freeze. Apparently freezing them loose on a tray and then bagging up is the way to go.
We have some more bushes to come. Red, dessert ones. Not sure how many as this is their first year.
This is our first gooseberry growing ever and so far they have been quite an easy crop.

(Blueberries and tay berries are ripening slowly, but they are coming!)

11 comments:

  1. How old are your gooseberry bushes? Mine was a little stick last year and this first harvest was a little disappointing.

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  2. I'll be having blueberries and cream after supper this evening.

    You would probably be shocked at the prices charged for rare gooseberry appearances at the farmers market. I cannot quite loosen my budged enough to buy them, even though I do love the flavor. Enjoy yours! xo

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    1. Before we had our bushes we had the odd tin of gooseberries from the supermarket - not bad for puddings and usually well priced.

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  3. Can I ask what tay berries are?

    God bless.

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    1. Tay's a a cross breed - blackberry and raspberry. I will take a picture and blog about it when they are ready. Still a bit tart!

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  4. I'm quite missing picking and selling 200lb+ of gooseberries this year. They were always a good seller - not missing the scratches!

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    1. Made sure I had gloves and long sleeves before I started.

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  5. I hate topping and tailing gooseberries........

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    1. I had to endure yet more Euro football so it was a good time to get the bowl out and top and tail.

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  6. They look lovely ... provided you like goosegogs, har, har! I'm not fond of them, but they do look soooo pretty!
    Margaret P

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