Gooseberry Variety - Knowledgebase Question

Lowell, MA
Question by LunaLady27
December 26, 1998
I am new to gooseberries and would like the name of a variety noted for both hardiness and the sweetness of its fruit.

Answer from NGA
December 26, 1998


There are European and American cultivars, and most people think the European kinds are sweeter and more flavorful than their American counterparts. Gooseberries are hardy to -25F degrees, grow best in full sunshine but will tolerate some afternoon shade, and can live 15-25 years. Try 'Leepared' or 'Whitesmith' for the sweetest fruit, or 'Hinnomaki Yellow' for an unusual, but outstandingly flavorful berry.

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