Also known as coastal black gooseberry. Scrubby deciduous bush (which can be trained to cordons or standards) with dark red (black when fully ripe) gooseberry-like fruit for eating fresh, making wine or jam. Excellent cropper. Very thorny – would make a good burglar- proof hedge!
Prefers well drained, moist soil in sun or semi-shade. Frost hardy. Grows to approximately 2m.
Certified organic 2 year old plant in PB5
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