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Missouri Gooseberry

Pot, 12-8" MIGO_12-18 $12.20 Out of stock
Pot, 2-3' MIGO_2-3 $18.20 Out of stock
Smooth Black Gooseberry-Good Yields-Easy to Cultivate-Clean Foliage
 Some of the early American gooseberries used this species as part of its breeding due to its resistance to disease and increased productivity. The dark purple berries ripen in July and have to be very delicately plucked from the thorny branches. Good fresh or processed. The flavor is as good or better than any cultivated gooseberry we have tried. 
Missouri is one of the most high yielding gooseberries we have grown. All the plants we have at our farm are self fruitful. This year we have grown a selection from rooted cuttings we have called "Fruitful" which has even more capacity for higher yields. It is a mix of 10 selected plants at our farm that have the highest flowering and fruiting.  This selection always has clean foliage free of disease staying green throughout the summer season. Quite vigorous in growth will reach 3 ft. tall.
No shipment to ME, VT, NH,CT,VA and some of northern Michigan. 

 

 

 

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Ribes missouriensis (gracile)
Seed Source Southwestern Michigan
Hardiness -25F
Height (ft) 3-5
Width (ft) 3
Pollination Requirements Is self fruitful in our plantings, not like the information on line. Not M or F.
Soil Sandy loam, Moist is ideal. High organic good.
Climate Zone 4-8.
Ease of Cultivation Easy to grow but tricky to pick due to the thorns. High yielding but prune to keep a few largest canes to allow them the greater energy for Otherwise it becomes too dense foliage wise to ripen fruit evenly.