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Invicta Gooseberry

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Item #24361. Ships in a 1 Gallon Small Stark® Container.

Description

Twice the production of other green gooseberries. This plant bears abundant crops of large berries that are delicious fresh or in pies or preserves. Mildew-resistant and cold-hardy. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Light Green
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.8
Taste Sweet, Mild, Tart
Texture Soft Flesh
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 3 - 5' tall x 3 - 6' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 4 - 6' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow gooseberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

You don't pay until it ships.

We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location. That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year. Order now and your credit card won't be charged until your climate is suitable for planting success and your order is shipped.

Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of DE, ME, MA, NH, NC, and RI. Parts of NJ, and WV.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Gooseberries make the world's best tasting pies!
Tom B on Jun 20, 2016
I used to it them as a child at my grandmothers house, it grew on the hill top.
Marilyn S on Jun 13, 2016
Gooseberries make the world's best tasting pies!
Tom B on Jun 20, 2016
Husband likes gooseberries, variety of apples make great pie, hoping variety of gooseberries will do same.
Anita P on Jun 18, 2016
I used to it them as a child at my grandmothers house, it grew on the hill top.
Marilyn S on Jun 13, 2016
I have one plant that has very small gooseberries, and have been anxious to find the european variety I grew up with.
Jo F on Jun 12, 2016
My Father has been looking for Gooseberries for years, I found this site to be very helpful and explained a lot of what I did not know.
Renee J on May 31, 2016
Similar taste to grapes and low maintenance after its established in a year. Natural resistance to powdery mildew too.
Sharifur S on May 25, 2016
Familiar with it and successful in the past
SUSAN B on May 12, 2016
Love the taste and can almost never find gooseberries at retail.
Barry B on May 6, 2016
Wanted a second variety from my Pixwell plant
Donald B on May 5, 2016
I grew up with these on our farm. A great berry for just eating, or jams and pies.
Loren B on May 5, 2016
this is the same type that my Grandmother had.
George W on Apr 27, 2016
Commercially available cultivar of native berry, similar to native. Good for eating and for wildlife.
Perry C on Apr 21, 2016
because they don't sell it in stores
STANISLAV K on Mar 31, 2016
Because I have another one.
Michele C on Mar 9, 2016
Husband likes gooseberries, variety of apples make great pie, hoping variety of gooseberries will do same.
Anita P on Jun 18, 2016
I have one plant that has very small gooseberries, and have been anxious to find the european variety I grew up with.
Jo F on Jun 12, 2016
I have white pines in my back yard. Can all gooseberries carry white pine blister?
Diane P on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is predominantly a problem with European Black currants, but yes, all plants in the Ribes genus can act as an intermediate.
do you have a gooseberry bush that is either thornless or less thorny?
Kolissa M on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: "Pixwell" gooseberry has small thorns and "Captivator" gooseberry is nearly thornless. Jostaberry is a cross between a gooseberry and a black currant and it is thornless.

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Slow growing
Well, I have to say it is a very tough plant but it is also very slow growing. It did well the first year but year two and so far this year it isn't showing any sign of getting larger.

It has bloomed every spring but only a few blossoms but they do set and produce gooseberries. It is in a raised bed with excellent sun, soil and moisture, just no bigger than year one.
May 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Invicta Gooseberry
Very happy with our gooseberry bush. Would definitely recommend this product.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
My favorite ~ gooseberries
I had searched for several years for the gooseberries I remembered from my childhood ~ and when I found these, immediately ordered 2. They were healthy and strong, and we enjoyed the fruits in our favorite tarts the first year! This year we are looking for enough harvest to can a few jars. I would recommend this to everyone!
May 25, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Good
Arrived in good condition last Spring... She has leaves and blossoms all over her this year, we shall see if I get any fruit this year, but the plant is beautiful
May 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Beatiful bush gooseberries
I ordered this last year and its growing so slow that I thought I bought a dwarf plant. It does have some lovely berries this year and plant is doing well.
May 10, 2016
It died.
I have been trying to grow gooseberries for about three years. They keep dying on me. I'm 0 for 3 on them. Right now all I have left is a Jostaberry from last year. We'll see how that does.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago