Black Velvet Gooseberry

Original price was: $14.95.Current price is: $10.45.

Black Velvet Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) lives up to its name, offering velvety, dark berries that melt in the mouth. This variety is known for its disease resistance and high yields, ensuring a bountiful harvest. Its fruits are perfect for jams, jellies, or fresh consumption, offering a rich and velvety taste.

6-12″ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-8
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 3-5′ tall, 3-5′ wide
Plant Spacing: 4-5′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: Greenish-white

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 1″
Berry Flavor: Sweet-tart
Berry Color and Appearance Black, smooth
Harvest Time: July-August
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 3-4

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

American Gooseberry Mildew (Podosphaera mors-uvae): Moderately Resistant
Gooseberry Fruit Rot (Botrytis cinerea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe spp.): Moderately Resistant
Leaf Spot (Drepanopeziza ribis): Moderately Resistant
Gooseberry Sawfly (Nematus ribesii): Moderately Resistant
Aphids (Aphidoidea): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellowish-green
Lifespan: 15-20 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Europe
Nitrogen Fixing: No