My Poorman and Hinno Red don’t get a lot of direct sun and the Poorman wasn’t very productive, so nothing conclusive in terms of taste for Poorman. Hinno Red isn’t very large yet, but had a lot of fruit. I tasted a few before they were fully ripe and they were pretty good. I expect they would have been very good when ripe, but the swarm of Chipmunks that roam my yard stripped all the fruit before they got dead ripe.
My Hinno Yellow gets more sun and was probably the best tasting with larger fruit than the others as well. They’re sort of like a good green grape, but with more tang and depth. But I only had a few really ripe ones before the chipmunks found that bush as well.
On the plus side, the gooseberries seem to handle the heat here better than the black currants.