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Pixwell Gooseberry

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Item #134120. Ships bare-root.

Description

Enjoy easy harvests from nearly thorn-free plants. Irresistible in jellies and pies. Fruit is ripe when color changes from spring green to blush pink. Carefree plants. Cold hardy. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Pink
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Ripens/Harvest July Zone 6
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.8
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Firm
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.

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

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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.

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Stark Bro's Store
Already have one Pixwell plant growing
Donald B on May 5, 2016
Grows like a weed here. Delicious fruit.
Kate S on Mar 11, 2016
Already have one Pixwell plant growing
Donald B on May 5, 2016
Recommendation from a friend with gooseberry experience
James L on Mar 31, 2016
Grows like a weed here. Delicious fruit.
Kate S on Mar 11, 2016
I love to eat them!
JOHN P on Feb 18, 2016
Recommendation from a friend with gooseberry experience
James L on Mar 31, 2016
I love to eat them!
JOHN P on Feb 18, 2016
Does the Pixwell Gooseberry have thorns?
Pam B on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but fewer thorns than other varieties.

Customer Reviews

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Bush is full
Our bush is full of gooseberries and they are good
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
The plants are growing well
The instructions on youtube were great. It was easy to plant them well. My however has nothing to do with your plants. I had an infection of sawflies last year. They first attacked our current bushes (5) and then the newly established gooseberries. Last year I tried a lame product. This year I'm ready with Pyrethrin, but I'm unsure when to start spraying. Should I wait for activity or make a preemptive strike. I worry about bees because the gooseberries are near our raspberries. There is a lot of bee activity in a month. Also, in the first year should I pinch the gooseberry blossoms? Thanks for any advise...
May 12, 2016
Purchased
11 months ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about the pest issue. Spraying should not be done while there are blooms present, as this will harm the local bees. You should follow the directions on the label of the product you have for when and how to use.
May 16, 2016
Brenda HStaff
Awesome
The first year of producing a crop my kids and neighbors kids picked the plants clean as soon as the berries were ripe! They loved them. Hopefully i'll be able the try some come next season.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Love our gooseberries
This is our 2nd year for our pixwell gooseberries, they are loaded and look great, we anticipate a pie or 2. Last year we picked some, mixed with strawberries for a great dessert recipe.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Goose berries
I love my bushes...They are loaded with berries and cant wait for them to get ripe. Tried one yesterday and it was even sour-er than they should be. A little green. Beautiful bushes. I love Starks products
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Loaded with fruit
One year after planting my Pixwell gooseberry bushes, they are thriving and loaded with fruit. I expect to be able to make a gooseberry pie and possibly a few small jars of preserves in this first year. I am very happy with my three gooseberry bushes.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Love the Pixwell!
We love our Pixwell Gooseberry. It has thrived and though it has not produced a lot of fruit yet, what it has made is delicious and the plant seems resistant to the many ills that befall gooseberries in Seattle.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Pixwell Gooseberry
The bushes are only in my garden for the second year. They stood the winter weather well. There has been some slight damage by dear. This my favorite Gooseberry variety. My grandparents kept several bushes. Remember to never plant gooseberries or currant near white pine trees, my grand parents did not know this and lost three large pine trees.
May 12, 2016
Purchased
11 months ago
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