Ribes uva-ursi x 'Tixia'
Prohibited to DE, ME, NC, NH, NJ & WV, and by permit only to MA.
Tixia produces large, red berries on a healthy, vigorous, mildew-resistant bush. Developed in Switzerland. While most gooseberries are hard to pick because of their sharp thorns, Tixia is unique in having soft thorns on one year branches. Unknown rust resistance. USDA 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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