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Gooseberry 'Black Velvet'
£4.95 (RRP £5.95)

In a nutshell....

Black Velvet is a cross between the old Red Champagne gooseberry and a hybrid Worcesterberry. Berries are dark red/purple with a delicious mix of sweet and tart when ripe.

This product is currently out of stock

All our fruit is bare root and is available for delivery between October and March each year

Very Productive Gooseberry Bushes

Black Velvet is a mid season vigorous variety of gooseberry with a spreading habit. The berries are a dark red/plum colour with a pleasant mix of sweet and tart when ripe. Yields are high of small to medium sized fruits, if you prefer larger fruits thin out half the crop when unripe and use for cooking.

Nutritional Info:
Black Velvet Gooseberries contain high levels of Vitamin C as well as some Vitamin B6. They are a high source of dietary fibre that helps improve gastrointestinal health. Rich in Antioxidants they have been used to help lower cholesterol. Gooseberries are also a source of Calcium, Iron and Potassium, which is good for lowering high blood pressure.

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October 25th, 2018
Gooseberry Black Velvet arrived promptly, lovely plant, excellent all around, Thanks
Farmer Joe.
June 03rd, 2018
The Black Velvet variety is the best for me here in northwest Connecticut. Now six years in the ground, the vigorous plants have produced great crops of medium size sweet dark berries with delicious concentrated flavor for the past couple years. Black Velvet the most upright growth tendencies of six varieties I grow. Plants push lots of new growth and have become quite large, with manystrong tall vertical shoots that we'll attempt to train standards from. Mine are terraced in rows on west facing slope that is sunny about 2/3rds of the day. Highly recommend this variety !!
Susan Power
January 29th, 2018
planted these in February, and already buds forming , very happy with them so far.
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Asked By Martin Knight
on January 12th, 2018
Are these bare rooted? What is their size? How old?
Answered by Niall
on January 15th, 2018
Hi Martin. Yes they are bare rooted and as a result they take very well come the Spring. They are roughly 1.5ft (45cm) tall and are 2 years old coming in to their 3rd year.
Asked By Nik
on February 08th, 2017
Amdrew, then I am confused by your saying taste is tart (sour?) while malcolm taylor has replied about a year ago it was sweet. Good you give a more detailed description of the taste? Plus, I would like to know what size are the plants you offer, pot size and growth above the pot? Thank you.
Answered by Andrew
on February 08th, 2017
Hi Nik. Firstly before you get to excited about ordering i have to point out that we don't deliver to the US. But on the taste. These Gooseberries like any Gooseberry are tart when taken as they are ready. If you leave the fruit to continue to mature until they are ready to burst they take on a more watery flavour and the tartness goes out of them. I guess the could at that stage be described as more like Blueberries.
Asked By Nik
on February 08th, 2017
US site says Black Velvet taste like blueberry. Is it true? How would you describe the taste? What about drought tolerance?
Answered by Andrew
on February 08th, 2017
Hi Nik. Its not like any blueberry i have ever tasted as it is a very tart flavour where as Blueberries are not in general tart. The Black Velvet is a very hardy plant and will take drought and wet ground just as well.
Asked By malcolm taylor
on January 18th, 2016
are thay sweet
Asked By malcolm taylor
on January 18th, 2016
Answered by Andrew
on January 18th, 2016
Hi Malcolm. Yes, Black Velvet gooseberries are a sweet variety. Thanks for your question. Andrew
Asked By Malcolm Brown
on December 21st, 2015
Is this gooseberry self-fertile or does it need a second plant for fertilisation?
Answered by Andrew
on December 23rd, 2015
Hi Malcolm. Yes gooseberries are self fertile so don't require a second plant for fertilization.
Asked By John Pittaway
on May 03rd, 2015
When will you have the variety black velvet back in stock
Answered by Andrew
on May 11th, 2015
Hi John. I'm afraid we won't have new gooseberry plants back in stock until the Autumn.

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The address for European Returns is:
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