Captivator Gooseberry

(7 customer reviews)

$14.95

Captivator Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) is a thornless wonder, producing large, sweet-tart berries that are perfect for preserves or fresh consumption. This hardy plant is both disease and pest-resistant, ensuring a hassle-free gardening experience. Its deep red fruits and vibrant green foliage make it a visual treat.

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: Pinkish-red

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 1″
Berry Flavor: Sweet-tart
Berry Color and Appearance Red, 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: Reddish-purple
Lifespan: 15-20 years

Additional Information

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