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Gooseberry - Pixwell (Ribes hirtellum 'Pixwell')

Gooseberry - Pixwell (Ribes hirtellum 'Pixwell')

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The Pixwell Gooseberry is a hardy and robust shrub known for its ease of cultivation and attractive fruit. Mature plants typically reach a height and spread of 3 to 5 feet. This gooseberry variety is well-suited for cold climates, thriving in USDA hardiness zones 3 through 8. The Pixwell Gooseberry prefers well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH. It thrives under full sun to partial shade conditions, making it adaptable to various garden settings in Canada.

This cultivar is known for its less thorny nature compared to other gooseberries, making harvesting easier. The berries are pale green, turning pink when ripe, usually in July. They are suitable for fresh consumption, jams, and jellies. The Pixwell Gooseberry is self-fertile, but planting more than one bush can improve fruit production.

Historically, gooseberries have been cultivated for centuries and are cherished in various culinary traditions. The Pixwell variety, developed in North Dakota, USA, offers a balance of sweetness and tartness, making it a popular choice among gardeners and cooks alike. Its ease of growth and bountiful harvest make it an excellent addition to both ornamental and edible gardens



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