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My red gooseberry bush

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Hi everyone,

This is another gooseberry bush I planted this one is on a 90cm stem for ease of picking and I love standard bushes and trees anyway.

This is a Hinnonmaki red and I'm very much looking forward to sampling them as they are nearly ready to pick. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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ZestStar

Hi Jerry

That gooseberry bush looks great, and I know you'll enjoy harvesting the fruits and making some lovely things with them.

Zest :-)

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Zest

Thank you Zest gooseberries bring back happy memories of my childhood as we grew them in our garden. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Now am red with envy Jerry ๐Ÿ˜ณAm gonna look on the internet for tinned gooseberries ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Happyman4

Hey thanks but you can. grow fruit and veg that makes all of us green with envy!

Enjoy your tinned gooseberries. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

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Zara0123 in reply to Jerry

Jerry the gooseberries looks delicious but happyman doesn't know how lucky he is ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Zara0123

Thank you Zara and I agree he has some wonderful plants. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Zara0123 in reply to Happyman4

Happyman you have the best fruit and veg growing in your garden and your envious of gooseberries ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Although the gooseberries looks delicious in Jerry's garden ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Happyman4 in reply to Zara0123

Er yes ofcourse, they are red, red is a lovely colour, I'd forgotten about this post, thanks for the reminder Zara, I will look up tinned gooseberries right now ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

They look as though they will be lovely and sweet Jerry, good to eat just as they are. ๐Ÿ™‚

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Rachmaninov2

Hey I hope so Rach, as I'm really looking forward to them and this loveely hot sunshine is doing the trick ripening them. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Snowdrops_17 in reply to Jerry

Well looks you be eating them soon Jerry hahaha, yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Rachmaninov2 in reply to Jerry

Yes, the sun will ripen them and make them sweet. I remember picking ours when they had a red tinge to them many years ago, they would burst open if they became overripe and the birds would eat them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Same here R, I remember that too. xx

The overripe ones never got wasted springcross. More happy memories for us. I hope youโ€™re coping with this heat. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ‰โ„๏ธ

Very true R, no waste then was there and yes, great memories. My sister and I used to sit on the back doorstep and top and tail them and the blackcurrants (eating them as we went ๐Ÿ˜‚). I don't like this heat one bit, I stay inside unless pegging out and taking in washing, with the blind almost down and the fan on thinking where would we be without fans now!! How are you coping with it? Your emoji of the water melon reminds me there is some in the fridge for this afternoon. xx

Those blackcurrants๐Ÿ˜  they were so fiddly. We wouldnโ€™t be able to top and tail them now would we. My dad would make jam with the gooseberries and blackcurrants, and blackcurrant pies. Youโ€™re right, Iโ€™ve got three fans going at the moment. Once Iโ€™ve given the birds their food and water Iโ€™m staying indoors, blinds down, curtains drawn and windows closed. That chilled watermelon will be ideal this afternoon, I think Iโ€™ll get some. Thank you for the idea. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

My mum used to use them for jams and pies too and she would always keep a few jars of jam for a few years as it seemed to improve the longer she kept them. xx

Yes I agree. I was just thinking about my dads pastry, he would add ground almonds to the flour which gave the pastry an extra crunch. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ˜‹

It sounds like the ground almonds would have given a better flavour to the pastry too. I love almonds and have done since I can remember. I started making my own almond milk a couple of years ago as I am a bit intolerant to dairy milk but it had the same effect on me which was a great shame, as it has a lovely flavour and has no additives in it. xx

I canโ€™t make pastry like my dad did. I love almonds as well, I always put some ground almonds in my porridge. It is a pity that you canโ€™t tolerate almond milk, especially as you were able to make your own. I always use it instead of dairy milk, and Iโ€™ve just started using almond butter instead of peanut butter. Just almonds, nothing else added. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now that sounds really good. xx

Love gooseberries Jerry! My Aunt, Uncle and Grandparents grew them! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Snowdrops_17

Hey me too and gooseberries bring back happy child hood memories. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Your garden is very productive Jerry, all your hard work is paying off. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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JerryAdministrator in reply to springcross

Awe thanks Iโ€™m enjoying it and thatโ€™s the main thing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

That gooseberry bush is bursting with health and the fruits look so delicious. Now awaiting the delicious dish you decide to make with them! ๐Ÿ˜

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Callendersgal

Awe thanks Sue Iโ€™m really looking forward to having them ๐Ÿ˜

The gooseberries look beautiful โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Hb2003

Thank you Hiba ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Hb2003 in reply to Jerry

Your welcome Jerry . I wonder how they taste like ๐Ÿค”

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Hb2003

They have a very tart or sharp taste so they are great baked in a pie,

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Hb2003 in reply to Jerry

Ooh ๐Ÿ˜ฎ now I am interested ๐Ÿ˜‹โ˜บ๏ธ

Lovely and I like how they are dangling like beautiful ornaments.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Imaaan

Thank Imaaan theyโ€™re a true true gift of nature and Iโ€™m hoping to pick them very soon. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Oldham65 in reply to Jerry

Look good enough to eat as you pick them Hope you enjoy whatever you make with them!!

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Oldham65

Hey thanks and thatโ€™s the plan.

Looks good. I enjoy gooseberries but had to have my best one dug out at the end of last year as it was getting to big. I love soft fruits and especially raspberries and they all seem to be ripening at once.

Picture of soft frit bushes.
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Oldham65 in reply to happytulip

These look delicious , I hope you enjoy them all. There will be lots of lovely pies etc with these. Think I need to live next door to you ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚Home grown is just the best ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹xxxxโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

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happytulip in reply to Oldham65

I don't tend to make pies but I make raspberry jam or used to. And I like them just as they are.

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Oldham65 in reply to happytulip

The jam sounds lovely, bet you can make loads of jam and lot you said ,they are lovely to eat on their own!!!! Scrummy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ xxxx mmmm

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JerryAdministrator in reply to happytulip

I love raspberries so you enjoy yours happytulip as youโ€™re going to have lotsโ€ฆ

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