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Comment by Richard Watson on December 29, 2011 at 7:10am

Thanks for the offer,yes a Blackboy would be great,but would it not be easier to send some stones at the end of the season,i have two Moorparks growing in the orchard at the moment that came from a wild tree on the side of the road.

Good luck with the new house and just give me a yell when you would like the yellow gooseberry cuttings

Comment by Megan on December 28, 2011 at 2:27pm

The actual fruit was green and still under ripe - sharp but edible (I don't have a sweet tooth).  Would you like a seedling grown Moorpark apricot and/or blackboy peach for your orchard? If I may take a raincheck on the gooseberry cuttings that would be great. Am still in a rental until early next year and hopefully our new house will be completed by March so not as much time for gardening as I'd like.

Comment by Richard Watson on December 28, 2011 at 10:06am

Megan is that pink like the one in the photo

Comment by Richard Watson on December 28, 2011 at 9:38am

Thanks Megan for the offer but its sounds like that one that you have is the same as what i already have,do you want some cuttings from the small yellow i have ??

Comment by Megan on December 28, 2011 at 8:34am

hello Richard, this is a wild bush so I never see ripe fruit on it - the birds always beat me to them.  Am more than happy to take as many cuttings as you wish to have. Would you like to try some straight away or wait until autumn - no trouble at all.

I have some at home that turn pink but never noticed mildew on them, keep them well pruned so maybe that's why. In any event, will send you some cuttings from them too. I usually use them for making pies and jelly so seldom let them fully ripen.

Comment by Richard Watson on December 28, 2011 at 6:42am

What colour does that one turn Megan??,i interested in Gooseberries at the moment because i'm starting a scatter plant project in and around in my orchard of them,i used to grow them in my berry fruit area but found them to be very susceptible to powdery mildew because of the mulch i had round them,ive got one 5 year old bush in amoung the herbal lay of the orchard and that they dont seem to get at all.I have two different varieties at the moment,a 1m tall,pink,but the birds get all the fruit from this one so i'm not propagating any from that one, but the other variety is a 1/2m yellow that the birds don't touch,ive done about ten cuttings this spring from but want to do about 100 or so next season.The orchard is about 1/2 acre which is big enough for 40 fruit trees, so the plan is to plant  heaps of Gooseberries and Feijoa bushes of which 20 have already planted.

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