Well suited to the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest. Outstanding flavor. Outer skin is tangy while the flesh is sweet. Very productive with dark red medium marble-sized fruit (3.6g) on upright bushy, thornless plants. Favorite with home gardeners. Very adaptable to various growing systems. Would make hedge or space barrier. Could be adapted to machine harvest. Good mildew resistance. Begins fruiting in the planting year or one year from planting. Very easy to grow, great for beginners. From Finland.
Gooseberries tolerate light shade, and in very hot summer areas should be planted in partial shade or 1/2 day sun areas only. They are being grown successfully in the Midwest and Ontario under fruit and nut trees. Cold-hardy. Ripens in June or July. Self-pollinating. CANNOT SHIP TO CA, OR
Recommended for ORGANIC GROWING
Uses: Fresh eating, juice, excellent jams, wine.
Disease Resistance: Generally easy to grow and with few problems. Mildew on the leaves can be an issue if airflow is poor.
Site Requirements: Well-drained, rich soil. Full sun in northern locations, partial shade or 1/2 day full sun in southern locations. Not for intensely hot summer areas or Deep South growing. Does well in Midwest, PNW, and Northern areas.
Plant Size: 8-16″ Tall in 9″ Tree-Pot
USDA Zones 4-8