High in vitamin C
Able to withstand frosts. Don’t mind a wet environment.
Like conditions similar to blueberries.
Deciduous. Easily grown from cuttings
Important to prune every year. Prune to allow good air circulation and spur new growth
Fruit on 2 year old wood so when pruning leave most new growth an done year old stems to carry the crop
ideal cutting 30cm long, slanted cut on base and one third pushed into good garden soil.
Shallow root system
likes horse poo
Generally modern plants resistant to leafspot. However two spotted mite, botrytis and leafhoppers could be a problem.
Fruiting times vary according to variety
Each bush should yield a two litre ice cream container