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Ribes uva-crispa 'var. reclinatum Pax'

Gooseberry

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Key information

Plant type

Fruit

Feature

Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Gooseberries are the first soft fruits in many gardens, especially if the immature green berries are thinned in May for cooking. Like redcurrants, plants develop a permanent system of fruiting sideshoots, and may be trained as fans, espaliers, cordons and standards, as well as bushes. 'Pax' is a full-flavoured, red-fruited variety and is almost completely thornless. The fruits are large and sweet, formed on quite vigorous, open bushes. It has excellent mildew resistance.

Family: Grossulariaceae

Genus: Ribes

Species: uva-crispa

Cultivar: var. reclinatum Pax

Plant type: Fruit

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 150cm


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