Friend Red Thornless Gooseberry ™
A unique, nearly thornless, Ukrainian variety, Friend Red Thornless Gooseberry ™ bears good crops of medium to large, sweet, reddish-pink berries.
These attractive, compact shrubs are widely grown and prized by gardeners in many countries. Tasty jewels of our fruit world, the newer varieties we offer are large, sweet and very good for fresh eating, preserves and pies. Our Gooseberry Shrubs are also easy to grow and disease-resis- tant.
Gooseberries like half day to full sun and well-drained soil. They are self-fertile, hardy to minus 40°F., USDA Zone 3, and grow 2-3 ft. in height. Our varieties are resistant to powdery mildew, the most common disease of Gooseberries. Currant worm feeds on the folage and is the same color. Control it with Rotenone or remove by han
Latin Name: Ribes uva-crispa
Site and Soil: Friend Red Thornless Gooseberry ™ likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Gooseberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Gooseberries are hardy to minus 40º F
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 2-3 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 4-5 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our varieties are resistant to Powdery Mildew, the most common disease of Gooseberries. Currant Worm feeds on the foliage and is the same color. It can easily be removed by hand.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-6, 15-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34-43