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A new German raised Mildew resistant red gooseberry which is very early fruiting, some 8 days earlier than the standard red gooseberry, Whinham's Industry. The bushes are very compact in growth with a characteristic slightly drooping growth habit. In German trials Rokula has produced an average yield of 1.5kg per bush without any trace of Mildew. The rounded fruits are dark red and have an excellent sweet dessert flavour - ideal for eating straight off the bush! Although to the best of our knowledge Rokula has not been officially trialled in this country it is a highly promising variety we are very pleased to introduce. The combination of high yields, Mildew resistance, very sweet flavour and extreme hardiness make a trial planting a must.