'Friend' Gooseberry SN
A unique, thornless, Ukrainian variety, Friend™ bears good crops of medium to large, sweet, reddish-pink berries.
Latin Name: Ribes uva-crispa
Site and Soil: Friend Red Thornless Gooseberry ™ likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Gooseberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Gooseberries are hardy to minus 40º F
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 2-3 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 4-5 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our varieties are resistant to Powdery Mildew, the most common disease of Gooseberries. Currant Worm feeds on the foliage and is the same color. It can easily be removed by hand.
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