Pixwell Gooseberry

Ribes hirtellum 'Pixwell'

Medium-sized pinkish berries have superb flavor. Delicious for fresh eating or for pies and jellies. Vigorous, bushy, almost thornless plants are very hardy and bear abundant fruit that ripen in July. Self-pollinating. Deciduous.
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Full sun

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEdible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fast Growing
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsRaspberry (Rubus); Blueberry (Vaccinium); Currant (Ribes); Kiwi (Actinidia); Coneflower (Echinacea)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Allow 4-5 canes to develop each year until the shrub has 15-16 canes. In future annual pruning, the canes that are 3 years or older should be pruned to ground level.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

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