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Growing Gooseberry, Varieties of Gooseberry. Preserving Gooseberry and Gooseberry Recipes

Growing Gooseberries

Growing Goose Berries

Gooseberries are fast growing, reaching up to 3 feet tall and 5 - 6 feet wide. Gooseberry bushes should be spaced 4 to 6 feet apart on the average, this of course will vary slightly in some cultivars and precise spacing is dependent on a number of factors. Some varieties have stems that will develop roots when they come into contact with the soil, they can be quite invasive if left unchecked.

Gooseberry Companions

Gardeners Guide to companion planting with gooseberry. Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each others health, vigor, growth and the flavor of their produce. It also naturally involves separating plants whose development is antagonistic to each other. Gooseberry doesn't have very many known friends in the plant realm , nor does it have very many enemies either.

Gooseberry Varieties. There are 2 basic types of Gooseberry American (Ribes hirtellum) and European (R. grossularia). There are also similar fruits that bear the name gooseberry which are not true goose berries, most are varieties of currants which are similar.

Cloning Gooseberries. Plants reproduce via seeds and pollen, root cuttings and runners and many can even reproduce via stem cuttings. Rooting plant cuttings is a relatively simple technique of increasing your herbaceous inventory. The process requires little more than a few basic tools, a decent medium, suitable container and some diligence. Gooseberries can be propagated from stem cuttings but there are a few tips and techniques you might want to read up on first.

Preparing and Preserving Gooseberry

Preserving Gooseberries. Methods of Preserving Gooseberries. Gooseberry Recipes. Jam, Pickles, Ice Cream, Candies etc.

Drying Gooseberries. The Dehydrating process for gooseberries is relatively simple whether you are using a food dehydrator or an oven. You can also sun dry them but you'll need the cooperation of Mother Nature.

Gooseberry Ice Cream. Once the mix is thoroughly blended together - chill it for about 10 - 15 minutes in the fridge then churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions.

Gooseberry Jam. ... Place the gooseberries in a pot with enough water to cover. Heat to a boil and stir in the Pectin. Gooseberries are naturally high in pectin, so you don't really need a lot as is the case with most other Jam and Jelly recipes. 2 Tablespoons will suffice for 2 lbs. of Gooseberries....

Pickled Green Gooseberry. Green gooseberries are best suited for pickling. They tend to be firmer and tarter, red variations are better suited for preserves such as Gooseberry Jam and other sweet treats. Early Americans served gooseberry pickles along with fish or fowl. The Brits and Aussies still do, but it seems to have been lost to the ravages of time in North America.