Hardy Shrub with Edible Fruit Gooseberry is not a common fruit in America and that’s a shame. Fresh gooseberries are a real treat. They have a taste that can be sour grape-y, or like fresh apples or plums, or like tropical fruit, depending on when you harvest them. Among gooseberries, the Pixwell Gooseberry is a top performer. Pixwell is a handsome shrub from spring to fall all on its own, but it is made all the more valuable because it provides delectable edible fruit from July to September. Pick them green or be patient and wait while they change from red to plum colored. The longer you wait, the sweeter they become. Most often they are picked right between the green and red stages when they are nice and firm and then they are used for sweet/tart wine, pies and preserves. Your Pixwell Gooseberry will grow up to 6 feet tall in a sunny spot. Pixwell looks great planted in a group along a fence, or planted singly as a spotlight in your garden. It’s almost thornless, mildew resistant and easy to prune. It has a spring bloom of flowers that you probably won’t notice. However, bees and butterflies certainly will, making this plant a valuable asset to your yard’s wildlife in the spring as well as in the fall. Gooseberries have been prized for generations, and this variety will be an outstanding asset to your garden and kitchen pantry. The more plants you buy, the more fruit you’ll have! * Nutritious berries * Hardy * Beneficial to wildlife.
First Year Harvest The Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry is an ornamental, fruit-bearing shrub. Plant several in your garden for a bountiful summer harvest or just one amid your perennials for seasonal interest. This superior Gooseberry cultivar, unlike other gooseberries, will bear fruit for you the very first year, and tends to produce heavily. Where other gooseberries require sugar to sweeten them up a bit, this gooseberry is naturally sweeter. The low growing rounded Gooseberry bush grows to about five feet in height with a four foot spread, so you don’t need much room to plant one or several. Your Gooseberry will produce medium sized gooseberries that have a dark maroon skin with faint green highlights and lighter flesh. The tart skin and juicy, sugary flesh give the berry a unique tangy-sweet flavor that simply has to be tasted to be believed. Imagine picking some right off the bush, still warm from the summer sun! They’re also great in pies, preserves or various other dishes. As if delicious gooseberries weren’t enough, your Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry will also delight your senses with its cute little white flowers in the spring, and dramatic foliage transformation to bright red in the fall. In addition, your Gooseberry is hardy and disease resistant, so you won’t have to fuss over it or use costly chemicals. The Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry is a hardy, carefree producer of outstanding fruit that will also beautify your yard or garden even when not producing its high quantity harvest. * Spring and Fall Color* Harvest the First Year* Early and Heavy Producer.