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Ribes uva-crispa 'Pixwell' (Gooseberry)

Gooseberry 'Pixwell', Pixwell Gooseberry


Noted for its high yields, Ribes uva-crispa 'Pixwell' is a small, deciduous shrub that is vigorous and almost thornless. It boasts medium to large, tart, pink fruits which ripen in mid-summer. The gooseberries have a sweet flesh and contrasting tart skin. They are excellent for jam and desserts. This plant is self-fertile.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall and wide (90-120 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers full sun but appreciates some shade in hot summer areas. Site in a location protected from strong winter winds and frost pockets.
  • Attracts scores of butterflies and birds but is ignored by rabbits.
  • Keep an eye out for Gooseberry sawfly, capsid bug, birds, squirrels, aphids, leaf spot.
  • Prune gooseberries in winter and summer to maximize fruit production
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 6
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Fruit, Shrubs
Plant Family Ribes - Currants
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 6
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Fruit, Shrubs
Plant Family Ribes - Currants
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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