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Ribes uva-crispa

Gooseberry

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

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Plant does not fruit in May

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Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Ribes uva-crispa
  • Common name: Gooseberry
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit
Foliage colour:

Green

Gooseberries are a staple of the British cottage garden. They’re easy to grow and can thrive in many kinds of soil, as long as they’re grown in full sun. Grow them as compact bushes or train them against a wall. You can also grow gooseberry bushes in containers.

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Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site. If growing as a bush, prune gooseberries annually to maintain an open, bowl-shape, which makes picking easier.

How to grow Ribes uva-crispa

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do Harvest in May

Do Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do not Harvest in August

Do not Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Ribes uva-crispa and wildlife

Ribes uva-crispa is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Ribes uva-crispa poisonous?

Ribes uva-crispa has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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