Gooseberries - sun or shade
I have three gooseberries, Hanomaki Red, Pixwell and Invicta, to plant as soon as I get a chance, and I'm having second thoughts on my planned location for them. I had planned to plant them close to a south-facing wall in full sun, but reading here has me thinking this might be way too hot and sunny for them. I don't have a good partially shaded area near the house, but I do have a rather full shaded area under a large crab apple tree. Which is worse, full sun or full shade? Other locations are farther from the house and therefor more attractive to the deer, but I could place them along a tree line where they would get dappled shade during the summer. If I go for that location I'll have to fence them or let Bambi have them.