Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained, sandy loamy soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Pruning: Remove weak and crossing branches in the early Winter, once the leaves have fallen and you see what you are doing. In the Summer, say in June, shorten the new growth to prevent the plant getting too big and completely out of control. This should also encourage the formation of fruiting buds for the next year. After several years, it may be a good idea to rejuvenate the bush by cutting out some of the oldest branches from the base, allowing new branches to grow and eventually fruit.
Pests or Diseases: Resistant to American Gooseberry Mildew, gall mite, blackcurrant leaf spot, and the White Pine Blister Ant.