Gooseberries are succulent, juicy, complex plants. These edible fruits are prized for their ability to make a delicious pie. The shrub itself is an attractive ornamental, especially when covered with ripening, striped fruit. Most have thorns but are still easy to harvest from and enjoy. Those thorns enable them to make excellent hedge rows to keep any nosy critters out of your garden.
Growing your own gooseberries can be a rewarding experience, and we offer a wide selection of different varieties. These varieties include captivator, poorman, Oregon champion, and more! Just peruse the options below to find which kind you want!
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This delicious fruit is a fantastic source of vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, and magnesium. They are also fat-free, cholesterol free, and low in calories. Since these berries are on the tart side of flavoring, they so best when used in sauces, mixed with other fruit, or in fruit desserts. They can also be dried and added to baked goods.
The average life span of gooseberry plants is between 15 and 20 years, so make sure you select a good site for them to grow. Be sure to plant them 3 to 4 feet apart to give them room to grow. These plants don’t require a lot to thrive, but they do prefer a well drained area, and respond well to organic matter.
Plant these in early spring and cut the branches back so that they are 4 to 6 inches in length. To promote healthy root and shoot growth, make sure they get about 1 inch of water a week and in the first year it is important to strip off the blossoms or flower buds.