General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 6b
Plant Height: 2-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 feet
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed

Common names
  • Gooseberry
  • European Gooseberry

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Location: IL
Date: 2009-06-12
Location: IL
Date: 2010-04-15
Location: IL
Date: 2009-06-12
Location: IL
Date: 2010-05-07
  • Posted by molanic (IL - Zone 5b) on Jan 22, 2017 6:02 PM concerning plant:
    I bought this as a bare-root plant. It seemed to be healthy and put on a lot of growth the first two years. The fruits were smaller than expected and not very tasty, but they may not have been fully ripe, and I had no other gooseberry experience to compare them to. After the second or third winter a lot of the shrub had died back and it didn't look too good anymore, so I ended up taking it out.

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