Red George Gooseberry ™
A valuable Ukrainian variety, Red George Gooseberry ™ features abundant crops of striking, very dark red, sweet and delicious fruit.
Latin Name: Ribes uva-crispa
Site and Soil: Gooseberries like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Gooseberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Gooseberries are hardy to minus 40° 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