Gooseberry 'Pax'

Gooseberry - Gooseberry  'Pax'

Common Name: Gooseberry
Genus: Gooseberry
Cultivar: 'Pax'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Form: Shrub

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Soil: Any well-drained soil

  • Rate of growth: average
  • Other features: ruby-red berries (July)

This is an easy to grow dessert variety that becomes virtually spineless as the canes mature. The slightly bristly fruits turn a dark red when they are fully ripe and they are ready to harvest in July. These mid-season gooseberries are produced on vigorous bushes that have a good resistance to mildew and leaf spot.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure in to the area. Once planted apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the fruit from birds. In the first year prune shoots back by half to three-quarters to an outward-facing bud in winter. After that prune out weak and older branches only.

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