Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
Gooseberries sweet enough to eat fresh right off the bush. Hinnomaki is the best flavoured and sweetest red gooseberry. Makes excellent jam and jelly. This vigorous plant is mildew resistant, and will grow up to 4 feet tall. Will produce fruit in 2 -3 years. No. 1 size plants are hardy to zone 3.
As they are live plants we will hold fruit and berry orders until the appropriate planting time for your area. Requests for large orders should be made by mid-March.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 20.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 17.75 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 15.65 / pkg|
Important! Upon Arrival:
Keep moist and cool. Fruits and berries are shipped in dormant form so they can be transplanted out once the soil can be worked in the spring. Light frosts will not damage the plants as they are in the resting stage. If you are unable to plant immediately, the plants can be stored for a short period of time. This should be a dark, cool (but not freezing) location such as an unheated garage, fridge or a cold cellar. They should also be kept moist, but not wet, until they are planted.
Choose a sunny location that has good air movement to reduce disease problems. Gooseberries can be long lived so be sure to prepare the soil well before planting. Add compost or well-rotted manure to the hole before planting. Plant the canes slightly deeper than they were growing previously (look for soil mark on stem). Plants should be spaced 3 feet apart in rows 6 feet apart. Prune back to 2 buds to encourage vigorous growth. It is important to have 2-4 inches of mulch around the plants as they like cool, moist soil. Straw, bark, or grass clippings all work well.
Plants should be pruned in late winter or early spring when the plant is dormant. Gooseberries bear fruit primarily on 2 and 3 year old wood, so equal numbers of 1, 2 and 3 year old shoots should be maintained to ensure a constant renewal of fruiting wood.