General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Large green berries ripen to pink
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • Gooseberry

Comments:
  • Posted by Sundownr (SW Virginia - Zone 6a) on Jan 23, 2016 9:44 AM concerning plant:
    I'd never seen a gooseberry, but a friend loves them and talked me into getting a couple. I got enough berries the very first year to know I wanted more! I harvest once they start to blush a little for a sweeter flavor. They make delicious pies! I use them in place of green grapes in recipes, too.

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