‘Pixwell’ is practically thorn-free and makes delicious pies, tasty preserves. The fruit hangs on slender stems an inch below the branches where they’re easy to pick – hence ‘Pixwell’. Pixwell is very hardy and does well in average soil. Medium sized, oval shaped fruit. It has pale green color becoming pink when fully ripe. Leaves turn purple in the fall. This variety is mildew resistant. Overall height is 4 to 6 feet tall. This is a very productive plant that is self-fruitful and should bear the first year after planting. ‘Pixwell’ is too tart for fresh eating but great for jams and jellies. It produces white flowers in the spring, followed by fruit on old wood in mid-Summer.
Gooseberries are considered as a gift of nature to human mankind for the benefits it provides. No other single fruit or herb is as rich in different nutrients as a gooseberry. Gooseberries contain high amount of Vitamin C along with other nutrients like Vitamin A, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Usually gooseberries are green to golden in color but some gooseberries can be deep purple in color as well.