The fruit has a distinctive, slightly tart taste, ripening around mid summer.
- Prefers a sunny site in rich soil.
- Plant 1.2-1.5m / 4-5ft between auntum and spring.
- Mulch in spring with organic matter.
- Initially prune back all main stems to four buds.
- After that prune in spring and summer, reducing the growth on the new leader by half, and the laterals to 8cm/3" in spring and to 4-5 leaves in summer.
- Once established cut back all the side shoots to one bud and take out the tip of the main stems.
- Let new shoots from the base replace older wood.
- Pick fruit when ripe.
- They can be frozen, preserved, used in desserts and savoury dishes and are attractive for decoration.