Ribes uva-crispa 'Pixwell'
Prohibited to DE, ME, NC, NH, NJ & WV, and by permit only to MA.
Unlike most gooseberries, Pixwell has very few thorns, making the harvest of its abundant, crunchy, mild and sweet pink-to-purple berries less of an adventure and more of a pleasure. It is rust and mildew resistant and has decorative burgundy fall leaf color. One of the best for pies and jams (and the landscape)!
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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