Ribes uva-crispa x 'Captivator'
Prohibited to DE, ME, NC, NH & WV, and by permit only to MA and NJ.
It's hard not to be "captivated" by the large, teardrop-shaped fruit that is pink and sweet when ripe. Foliage turns vivid yellow in the fall. Mildew and rust-resistant and very hardy. A cross of European and American species that is nearly thornless and easy to pick and grow. Bred in Ottawa, Canada in 1935.
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. USDA Zones 3-8.
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