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Invicta Gooseberry

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

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Had these as a child growing up, wanted to use them in a gin recipe
Karl L on Jul 11, 2017
Because I love gooseberry pie and they are difficult to find in the U.S. (at least in Missouri).
James W on Mar 31, 2017
Had these as a child growing up, wanted to use them in a gin recipe
Karl L on Jul 11, 2017
Everyone needs gooseberry pie!
SUSAN O on Apr 28, 2017
Because I love gooseberry pie and they are difficult to find in the U.S. (at least in Missouri).
James W on Mar 31, 2017
To replace an old shrub that had finally ceased to produce well. We didn't want to be without gooseberries! They make an excellent jam or jelly, by themselves and also mixed with black currants.
P R on Mar 13, 2017
My mother had one when I was a child
Margherita R on Mar 11, 2017
Gooseberry pie is awesome. I can't get gooseberries anywhere locally so I want to grow my own.
Jock N on Jan 14, 2017
They are a European variety that has better flavor and larger size than regular varieties.
Thomas R on Oct 30, 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
Everyone needs gooseberry pie!
SUSAN O on Apr 28, 2017
To replace an old shrub that had finally ceased to produce well. We didn't want to be without gooseberries! They make an excellent jam or jelly, by themselves and also mixed with black currants.
P R on Mar 13, 2017
I have white pines in my back yard. Can all gooseberries carry white pine blister?
Diane P on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have never had any disease with my gooseberries. They can grow almost anywhere but you have to watch out for water as these bushes like it dry.
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.

Customer Reviews

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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
1 year 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
over 2 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
Invicta Gooseberry
Very happy with our gooseberry bush. Would definitely recommend this product.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Died
Didn't look to bad during the spring, but then it withered and died before fall.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Huge Plants In Just 1 Year
Great, I cannot believe how many gooseberries are on the plants. I can't wait for them to ripen.
Great buy
June 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Invicta Goosberry bush
This gooseberry bush is fantastic and produces large gooseberries starting in the third year. These are fantastic producers and with 3 previously planted bushes and a couple of new ones to add to the crop, I get enough for 4 pies plus 3 gallons of wine. Make sure the area is planted in an area that does not get soaked by rain. These bushes like it dry and too much water can kill the production. They take no effort, rabbits and vermit don't eat them so the whole crop is all yours. I train the bushes and have a posts to keep them growing up and out. Fantastic fruit bush for out of the way plantings with little upkeep. I will consider planting some in out of the way public areas to come back and harvest the crop. The biggest issue is pinching the skirt and stem off. I freeze the berries and have gooseberry pie as desired. Enjoy.
May 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Gooseberry bushes
I can't believe how many berries we have....and it's the first year. Wow!
May 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Setting fruit!
Considering that the plant is young I did not expect any fruit this year but just checked and there are some berries. The bush is growing well and gets a mix of sun and shade. I am very happy and can't wait to taste the fruit.
May 21, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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