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Ribes uva-crispa

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ribes uva-crispa Gooseberry,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Shrubs Shrub Like

Medium self-pollinating deciduous thorny shrub with green maple-like leaves and small flowers in Spring. Bunches of edible, shiny green berries known as Gooseberries follow in summer. Gooseberries are ideal for making jams, pies or for stewing with sugar. Grows approx. 1m tall x 1m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Courtyard, Edible Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Mites

Cultural Notes: Performs best in full sun in well drained soil. Prune towards the end of autumn and the beginning of winter. Harvest crop when fruit has ripened. Mulch with mushroom compost or rotted manure at the end of winter.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Grossulariaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate