Pixwell, Gooseberry Plant


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Pixwell, Gooseberry Plant


The Pixwell Gooseberry plant that produces tasty, big green gooseberries that are growing in popularity for its great juicy taste! This berry ripens in mid-July and withstands drought conditions. Pixwell is also mildew resistant.
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$11.00 - $96.00

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Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Gooseberries

Gooseberries grow most anywhere in the United States, however the American gooseberries will grow slightly smaller than the European gooseberries. Their flavor profile can range from tart to tropical. Gooseberries are a perennial that can reach up to 60 inches high.

Before Planting: Gooseberries thrive in cool, well-drained, fertile soil.

Planting: Plant gooseberry bushes 4 to 6 feet apart.

Watering: Watering is seldom required but in very dry spells water every 14 days.

Fertilizer: Gooseberries do require nitrogen, but excessive nitrogen can cause disease such as mildew. Add a dressing of potassium annually with a half-ounce of actual potassium per square yard.

Days to Maturity: Gooseberries vary in color, so the best way to tell if they are ripe is to squeeze them. If you squeeze them when ripe, the gooseberry will give a little.

Harvesting: Gooseberries are commonly picked when they are full sized but underripe. Gooseberries don’t continue to ripen after they are harvested, so if you want to eat them fresh, pick when ripe.

Tips: Do not use the bushes as a continuous hedging, because they do not grow well when planted close to each other.

Shipping Schedule

Gooseberry plants will ship at the appropriate time for your planting zone. The chart below estimates when your gooseberry plants will arrive. You will receive an email notifying you when your strawberry roots ship giving you a few days to prepare for planting.

This item’s size, weight, or shape may require an additional shipping surcharge based on the shipping location selected. Specific charges will be displayed during checkout. We are unable to take specific shipping dates at this time.

*This product is perishable and does not ship outside the United States.

Gooseberry Plant Spring Shipping Schedule
8,9,10 March
6,7 March-April
3,4,5 April-May



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