Gooseberries are great on their own and make a fantastic jam.
Germination can be slow, between 14 and 42 days depending on conditions.
The temperature should be kept between 20 and 30 degrees to ensure optimal germination. Temperatures below 15 and above 35 will significantly impede germination. Germinate in seedling trays or small well-drained containers.
Plant seeds ± 5mm deep in the soil. Cover with soil and water carefully. Overwatering can cause fungal growth which leads to seed rot. Excess water can also bury seeds deep in the soil where they will not be able to break the surface. Water when the soil surface just begins to dry. Multiple seeds can be planted in a single starter container but should be thinned once seedlings appear so only a single plant remains.
Once a few true leaves have developed, seedlings should be slowly moved outside (if sprouted indoors) to ambient light. Care should be taken not to expose seedlings to the direct, scorching sun so plants may need to be hardened off via slow sun exposure. Hardening off can be done using a shaded or filtered light location, as well as protection from strong winds, rain, or low humidity. Hardening off time varies but can take 5-10 days
Minimum of 30 seeds per pack
All seeds are tested and grown on our farm in Malawi and our growing area in South Africa. Please check conditions in your area for the type of seed to be grown. Growth rates and germination times are dependent on many factors such as soil conditions, rainfall/watering patterns, climate, and many more.
Growth and harvest can be affected by these conditions. Please note that certain countries require specific permission to grow certain plants or ban their growth completely. Please check your local regulations before purchasing products.
We will not be held responsible for products purchased that are not allowed in your country/province