Ribes grossularia 'Invicta'
Prohibited to DE, ME, NC, NJ, NH & WV, and by permit only to MA.
A modern rust and mildew-resistant selection from the Malling Research Station. that's an easy-to-grow winner for the organic gardener. It produces heavy yields early in its life, of flavorful, large, green fruit that hang in heavy clusters down the length of the branches. If left on the bush until they turn golden, the berries develop a tangy muskmelon flavor. A well-shaped bush with heavy thorns - great for borders to keep out human or animal intruders.
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! USDA Zones 3-8.
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