Captivator Gooseberry



Captivator Gooseberry

(7 customer reviews)


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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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-8
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Plant Spacing: 4-5′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: Own Roots
Plant Size: 3-5′ tall, 3-5′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: Pinkish-red
Fall Color: Reddish-purple
Berry Size: 1″
Berry Flavor: Sweet-tart
Berry Color and Appearance Red, smooth

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Moderate
Years to Bear: 3-4
Lifespan: 15-20 years
Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Harvest Time: July-August
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

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

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8



7 reviews for Captivator Gooseberry

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  1. Matthew O. (Verified Customer)

    Well packed and looking good!! So pleased that the proper attention was given to these plants prior to shipping.

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  2. Morris H. (Verified Customer)

    Item was packaged well. This bush already had new green leaves growing on it. Great product!

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  3. Cheryl A. (Verified Customer)

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  4. Barbara B. (Verified Customer)

    Receive this and it’s growing great!!

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  5. Ryan G. (Verified Customer)

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  6. Janice Wagner (Verified Customer)

    Nice, healthy looking plants. Good sized.

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  7. Annabelle (Verified Customer)

    Arrived in good condition.

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