Ribes uva-ursi x 'Jeanne'
Prohibited to DE, ME, NC, NJ, NH & WV, and by permit only to MA.
Jeanne is a dainty, sweet, full-flavored, very productive new dark red dessert gooseberry with multiple disease resistance! It is the most resistant to powdery mildew of any cultivar and is also very resistant to White Pine Blister rust. It shows less defoliation from sawflies than other gooseberry cultivars. Jeanne ripens and blooms late, a week or two after Invicta. The bush is upright and grows only to about 3' tall. It is a cross of American and European gooseberries and expected to be excellent for both home and commercial plantings. It was introduced in 2006 by the USDA Germplasm Repository in Corvallis Oregon.
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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