Native to Europe, gooseberries have been grown in the UK for centuries. They are extremely hardy and don’t need any protection here, except from birds who will steal the ripe berries. However, the culinary varieties can be very bitter and are not to everyone’s taste.
The thorns alone can be enough to put people off since they are very sharp…
Gooseberries could be seen as an underrated plant, Steve and Tony explain why more people should grow them.
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