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Gooseberry Crispa® Nibbling®

The aromatic snack and pot gooseberry

Gooseberry Crispa® Nibbling®


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Product information "Gooseberry Crispa® Nibbling®"

This year, our very large gooseberry cultivation programme is harvesting 10 years of breeding work. The goal was to improve the mildew tolerance on the one hand, to increase the quality of the fruit on the other hand, and, finally, to accept words with less thorns from nature...the fruits of the new variety Nibbling are large; medium red to bright dark red; it’s the most beautiful of all the red gooseberry colours; aromatic, fruity with a very berry flavour!

Nibbling is the aromatic tip of our gooseberry range together with the new Crispa® Darling variety and the yellow equivalent Crispa® Goldling. All these three varieties are also on a new and better tolerance level against mildew! Compared to Crispa® Darling, Nibbling ripens a bit earlier, stays longer on the bush, and can be continually snacked; the fruits are rounder, darker and slightly larger. Together with the ability to have slightly less thorns (without being able to be classified into the Easycrisp® series), it is a great variety for growing in containers. Nibbling is a cross between Redeva and Hinnonmäki yellow.

Maturity: Very early, before Crispa® Darling. However, the fruits remain 3 – 4 weeks on the shrub, then turn a warm, dark red
and colour and they get sweeter. One can be snack on them for a very long time. It is ideal for growing in containers
Fruits: Slightly larger and rounder than the quite oval 'Darling' fruits. Sometimes a neck is formed on the stalk side, which makes the gooseberries look like small figs. The shell is fine, not hard; it can be well eaten, the fine hairiness is not felt
Flavour: The Crispa® gooseberry Nibbling® can be eaten very early when the fruits are pinkish red with white stripe; later they get darker, sweeter, more intense, but without the "soapy" aftertaste, which some overripe gooseberries have. Actually the Nibbling® fruits hardly ever get overripe
Growth/health: In trials over the last five years, Nibbling® is one of the most robust varieties. It has a round, vital, balanced habit, which is ideal for growing in pots. Nibbling® is a crossing of Redeva x Hinnonmäki yellow and has less thorns than most gooseberries, which it inherited from Redeva, but not as few of the Easycrisp® varieties. This is also an advantage on the terrace or balcony.
Yield: Nibbling® has a significantly higher yield than 'Darling'. And there has been no loss of yield in the testing period throughout the past five years
  • Flowering Period April
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period July
  • Final height 80cm to 100cm
  • Final width 60cm to 80cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Sweetness sweet
  • Use as a hedge, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, dry, heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location shade, partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Breeding This plant was bred by Lubera in Switzerland and placed on the market after extensive testing at our facilities in Buchs (CH) and Bad Zwischenahn (D). In 20 years of work, Lubera's founder and breeder Markus Kobelt has bred more than 80 of his own new varieties for the home garden; they all have the goal of providing you, our customers, with more experience and flavour, easier growing and more resistant, more robust varieties.

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