I'm quite excited about the Blackcurrants, happy about the Redcurrant, and not at all interested in the Gooseberry.
I don't like Gooseberry and since our purchase the following rhyme has been circling my brain:
Lumpy. lumpy custard
Snot and bogey pie
All mixed together with a dead dog's eye.
That pretty much sums up my view of Gooseberries although having done a quick search, as you do, I find other versions of this rhyme referring to Rhubarb and Custard, or Cheese and Tomato.
My Grandad had two Gooseberry Bushes and, bizarrely, I can remember splitting the fruits open and eating the seeds when I was a child. But I didn't like the flesh.
Steve loves Gooseberries and I was interested to read that, in terms of companions, Broad Beans are reputed to help the Gooseberry Bush along.
It is interesting to me because Steve loves Broad Beans too, whereas I don't.
We can have a bed planted with 'things for Steve'.
I hope the Gooseberry does well. Mainly for Steve but also because I like the idea of bringing something back into our garden that my Grandad grew.
Also, I want to taste a Gooseberry because, over the years, my palate has changed and many things I disliked as a child I now find I can tolerate, or indeed relish.
Is there anything that you hated as a child that you now eat with relish?