Pink Round Gooseberry

(Ribes uva-crispa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Sweet-Tart, Vigorous

Likely ‘Poorman’ or ’Pixwell’ but not known for sure; we got a start from a friend’s bush.   Fruit hangs well under the canes for easy harvest.   Our most prolific bearing gooseberry, fruits are round and blush a bright pink peachy color when ripe.   A little tart but still very sweet and delicious eaten fresh.   Resists drought and weeds better than any other we’ve seen.  Self-fertile. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Jostaberry

Full Sun to Part Shade. eddible ornamental

A complex cross between gooseberry and European black currant.  The resulting tetraploid (simply has two sets of genes—don’t worry, this is not GMO) plant is incredibly vigorous growing and taller (to 7’) than either of its parents.   I consider Jostaberry as one of the best edible landscape plants — has fragrant cream/maroon flowers all over in spring and leaves stay glossy and green all summer.  Best of all, it is thornless!  Berries about the size of a marble, sweet/tart like a ripe gooseberry with a hint of blackcurrant flavor.   Can take more shade than gooseberries.   Space 3’-5’ apart in row. Self fertile. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Red Currant

(Ribes rubrum)

Full Sun to Part Shade. tart red pea sized berries, height to 4′, self fertile

Unknown variety, given to us by a friend, probably ‘Red Lake’ or ‘Cherry Red’.   We have found red currants to be slightly less vigorous than black currants or jostaberries.   They seem to have a little more trouble coping with the hot summer temperatures in our area, a good reason to give them some afternoon shade.   They are pretty little plants when the red berries are ripe, like strings of ruby pearls cascading down from everywhere on the plant.   Berries are very tart, with a mild fruity flavor and nearly no sweetness—great for edible garnishes, baked goods and jellies.   Plants are much shorter (3’ tall) than black currants.   Can take some shade.   Space 2’-3’ apart in row. Self fertile. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Black Currant

(Ribes nigrum)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Aromatic, flavorful, height to 5′, self fertile

Unknown variety, given to us by a friend.   Black currants are taller than red currants (to 5’) and produce deep purple-black fruits in clusters.  The berries have a very strong flavor; heavy and musky with a slight astringency.  Not as sweet as other Ribes, but are great for flavoring drinks and making jelly.  Full of antioxidants and minerals.   Can take more shade than gooseberries.   Very adaptable plants–have withstood many droughts without any watering and don’t even blink at soggy conditions.  Space 3’-5’ apart in row. Self fertile. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Amish Gooseberry

(Ribes uva-crispa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Deep red medium size berries, vigorous, disease resistant

Thorny bushes naturally deter deer; the refreshing, sweet-tart, crispy berries are definitely worth dealing with thorns!   These are the most productive berries in our gardens per square-foot of space and time invested in managing them.   We only offer varieties that are very sweet when ripe and have not shown powdery-mildew on their foliage.   Bushes are thorny and reach 5’x5’ if left unpruned.   Pruning can easily keep them 3’x3’. Self fertile. 

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3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Candysweet Gooseberry

(Ribes uva-crispa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Smaller, very Sweet-Tart berries

We got the parent plant from a friend who called it ‘Catherine,’ but the fruit doesn’t match up to that variety’s description.  We are very impressed with it’s flavor–we decided to call it ‘Candysweet’.  It is a prolific bearer of dime-sized, super sweet reddish round fruits.  Showing similar drought-hardiness and adaptability as Pink Round.  Self fertile. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry

(Ribes uva-crispa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Sweet-Tart Flavorful Berry

 Prolific bearer of good sized swee-tart fruit.   Flavor has been compared to plums. Self fertile. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Jeanne Gooseberry

(Ribes uva-crispa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Highly disease resistant, good flavored medium berries, productive, late ripening

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3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.