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Gooseberry, ‘Pixwell’

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‘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. ‘Pixwell’ originated in North Dakota in 1932. 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. A single gooseberry contains more than 500 mg of Vitamin C than orange, which is highly rich in Vitamin C. Also, the taste of gooseberries makes them a very preferred consumable item. Usually gooseberries are green to golden in color but some gooseberries can be deep purple in color as well.

Availability

# Description Unit Qty Units Available Price/Unit
Bulk
GO101BAG Gooseberry, 'Pixwell' 69 $53.75
Retail-Ready Packages
BL250000 Berry Lover Assortment 57 $80.00
GO200000 Gooseberries 75 $77.50
GO101-1
GO101-2GO101-3

Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height 3'
Spacing Width 3-4', plant 5' apart
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Sun to partial shade
Foliage Green
Fruit Yellowish-green turning pink as it ripens
Harvest Mid-summer

General Information +

Botanical: Gooseberry, Ribes uva-crispa 'Pixwell'

General Characteristics: Grows in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade, but prefers full sun. Plant in a location protected from strong winds and frost pockets. 'Pixwell' is a dense, rounded, glossy-leafed shrub suitable for hedge planting in open or shady areas. Needs regular summer and winter pruning to maximize fruit production. It is easier to prune than some other gooseberries since it is almost thornless.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Mildew resistant

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 3 inches below the soil surface. Setting the lower branches below the soil level encourages the bush form to develop. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Frequent care and cultivation of your gooseberries will reward you with fruit year after year. A complete fertilizer should be applied once growth begins in the spring, and ample moisture provided throughout the growing season. Prune after harvesting.