Gooseberry is not a common fruit in America and that's a shame! Fresh Gooseberries are a real treat! They have a taste that can be sour grape-y, or like fresh apples or plums, or like tropical fruit, depending on when you harvest them. Among Gooseberries, the Pixwell Gooseberry (Ribes 'Pixwell') is a top performer!
Pixwell is a handsome shrub from spring to fall all on its own, but it is made all the more valuable because it provides delectable, edible fruit from July to September. The longer you wait, the sweeter they become. Pick them green or be patient and wait while they change from red to plum-colored. Most often they are picked right between the green and red stages when they are nice and firm.
Once fully ripe, use the juicy berries in beverages and desserts, as well as being made into preserves, chutneys and sauces! Green fruits are often used for sweet-tart wine, pies and preserves that hold their shape after being baked.
It has a spring bloom of flowers that you probably won't notice. However, bees and butterflies certainly will, making this plant a valuable asset to your yard's wildlife in the spring as well as in the fall. Plant in rows or groupings to not only boost pollination and your harvest but also provide habitat for birds and wildlife and calls pollinators galore!
Tall enough for great privacy and living fences that neighbors won't mind, or as rows along your home's foundation as an accent row and edible landscaping borders, backdrops and property division. Pixwell looks great planted in a group, along a fence, or planted as a single spotlight in your garden. Plant around your entertaining areas for a unique conversation starter! Enclose your kitchen and herb gardens with juicy healthy berries!
Your Pixwell Gooseberry will love a sunny spot in your landscape. Provide at least 6 hours of direct light a day. Plant in an enriched, well-drained location with a good layer of mulch over the soils surface to protect the root system. It's almost thornless, mildew resistant and easy to prune when dormant.
Gooseberries have been prized for generations, and this variety will be an outstanding asset to your garden and kitchen pantry. The more plants you buy, the more fruit you'll have! Order yours today from NatureHills.com
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Ribes 'Pixwell'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Greenish & Red|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|