|Gooseberry (aka European Gooseberry)
|Leaves are deeply notched with 3-5 lobes. Branches are covered with sharp spines.
|Bell-shaped, producing singly or in pairs. Fruit is small but edible, usually green. The fruits of the European cultivars are larger and better flavored. Gooseberries are picked as individual fruit and come off easily when they are ripe. Berries do not drop immediately upon ripening, so they usually can be harvested in one or two pickings.
|Protect from direct sun, tolerate partial shade. Prefer cool, moist growing area.
|Moist, well drained soil.
|Rich, well drained soils that have a high moisture holding capacity are best. Incorporate organic matter (compost, peat, or manure) to improve soil. Ideal pH is about 6.5. Avoid sites with poor air circulation.
|Native to Europe and Asia