Can be eaten fresh, as juice or made into jams, jellies and sauce. High in Vitamins. Self fertile. Well drained and loamy soil best but can grow in sandy soils and clay. Crop March/April. Frost tolerant. (GOOD FOR: DRY, FRUIT, HEDGE, POTS, SEMI-SHADE, SUN, WIND)
These can work well as a low hedge. We find they can suffer from thrip damage in the summer, however a nice natural solution to this is to give them a puff with Diotomaceous Earth at least once over the summer. I haven't tried making jam/jelly from the fruit yet – we normally eat the fruit fresh. If you have tried Jelly leave a review and let us know.