Gooseberries

A word of warning - gooseberries are very susceptible to late frosts and so the crop can be badly affected depending upon the Spring we have had!!

PINK DESSERT GOOSEBERRIES - AVAILABLE LATE JUNE

These are very popular and are reminiscent to many customers of their grandmother’s gardens.

They are sweeter than their green cousins (if allowed to fully ripen!) and make delicious pies and fools.

Like all gooseberries they freeze beautifully.

GREEN GOOSEBERRIES - LATE JUNE

If fully ripe these are sweet enough to eat off the bush!

They freeze well and make jam which turns a little pinkish. 

Jam made with added elderflower is particularly nice and if the elderflower and gooseberries aren’t ready together try using some elderflower cordial instead.

RED GOOSEBERRIES - LATE JULY

Our red gooseberries crop reasonably heavily as they are less affected by any late frosts. The berries are quite small and round but are sweet enough when ripe to eat as they are – they are delicious crushed with yogurt etc. 

Uses for Gooseberries:

  • delicious jams
  • pies
  • fools and ice-cream
  • add elderfower and the two flavours complement each other beautifully for jams and ice-creams, as well as for eating poached.
  • Use either fresh elderflowers if they are both in season together, or else elderflower cordial.
    Elderflower heads will also freeze for use later

Please be aware:- the earlier gooseberries are very susceptible to frost and this can reduce the crop considerably.
We do offer ready picked gooseberries in our shop too when available.

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24th November 2022
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2022 FRUIT SEASON

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