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Gooseberry ‘Pixwell’ 2 YR

‘Pixwell’ is practically thorn-free and makes delicious pies and tasty preserves. The fruit hangs on slender stems an inch below the branches where they’re easy to pick –hence ‘Pixwell.’   This gooseberry is very hardy and does well in average soil. Its pale green, oval-shaped fruit turns pink when fully ripe.   Usually, gooseberries are green to golden in color, but some gooseberries can be deep purple. This self-fruitful plant is very productive and should bear the first year after planting.   In the fall, the leaves turn purple, and the spring gives way to white flowers, followed by old wood in midsummer.

Gooseberries are rich in nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium, to name a few. For example, a single gooseberry contains more than 500 mg of Vitamin C than an orange, highly rich in Vitamin C.

(This product is size 2 YR and includes 10 plants in each unit).

Availability

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GO1012YRBAG Gooseberry 'Pixwell' 2 YR 10 out of stock $62.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Ribes hirtellum 'Pixwell'
Common Name Gooseberry 'Pixwell'
Size 2 YR
Height 3'
Spacing Width 3-4', plant 5' apart
Hardiness 3-8
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Foliage Green
Fruit Yellowish-green, turning pink as it ripens
Harvest Midsummer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 3 inches below the soil surface. Setting the lower branches below the soil level encourages the bush form to develop. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Frequent care and cultivation of your gooseberries will reward you with fruit year after year. A complete fertilizer should be applied once growth begins in the spring, and ample moisture provided throughout the growing season. Prune after harvesting. Water regularly to keep soil evenly moist (approximately once a week or more for drier conditions).

Pests or Diseases: Mildew resistant