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Gooseberry

Botanical Name
Ribes
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8
Height
4 to 6 feet
Width
2 feet plus
Flowers
Tiny purplish-pink
Fruit
Green, maturing to purple or yellow
Light
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Gooseberries are still banned in come communities. Check before planting.
  • Grow in a cool location with good air circulation to reduce disease problems
  • Properly space and plant on a trellis to reduce disease problems
Problems
Powdery mildew, anthracnose, leaf spot, aphids, borers, stem girdlers
Varieties
  • American gooseberries are smaller but more resistant to mildew than the European types. European types produce larger and better tasting fruit.
  • Pixwell Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum 'Pixwell') - Zones 3-8, fast grower up to 5'

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