Worcester Berry is a Gooseberry hybrid. It grows into a vigorous, very spiny bush and makes dark red gooseberry/currant-like fruit. The fruit take a lot of time to ripen fully but when ready they are excellent for jam. For the best flavour, the berries are best left to ripen on the bush until they are as dark as that variety will get before picking. Birds love the berries, so make sure you net the bush as the berries appear, but the netting used must be such that it will still allow a good deal of sunlight through to aid in the ripening.