Ribes uva-crispa 'Welcome'
Prohibited to DE, ME, NC, NH, NJ & WV, and by permit only to MA.
"Welcome" to a great gooseberry experience! Welcome gooseberry is a Minnesota heritage selection known for its extreme cold hardiness and full-bodied flavor. This gooseberry produces large yield of medium sized, red berries. Sweeter than many other cold-hardy varieties, Welcome to be used in pies and jams but really shines for eating fresh.
Less thorny than many other gooseberries; plant in a full sun location for best results. Fruits ripen in early summer. UDSA Zones 3-8
Gooseberries, highly prized in Europe as an important part of a well-rounded garden, have been sadly neglected in America, perhaps because people remember gooseberries as tart and mouth puckering, but sweet varieties are wonderful for fresh eating! Gooseberries generally ripen in early summer, just after strawberries. We offer well-rooted, one-year bushes.
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