Poorman – Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum)

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Gooseberry Poorman

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Poorman, a cultivar of American origin, produces the sweetest currant berry! In July, it offers a good production of large pinkish-red fruits with the best and sweetest red currant flavor.

Although it is excellent fresh, its fruit can be made into jams, pies, preserves and jellies.

This large shrub is sparse, vigorous, mold resistant and very hardy. Hardiness zone 3-8


Generalities Gooseberries


Gooseberries are nutritious berries that offer many health benefits. The fruits are large and globular, with translucent skin that gives them a jewel-like appearance.

The European and American varieties – Ribes uva-crispa and Ribes hirtellum, respectively – are the most common types. Both are closely related to black, red and white currants.

Currant fruits are small, weighing about 0.1 to 0.2 ounces (3 to 6 grams) each. They vary in color and can be green, yellow-white, pink, red or dark purple. Their flavor ranges from tart to sweet.

Gooseberries are edible and can be eaten as is, or used as an ingredient in desserts, such as pies. Early pickings are usually tart and best suited for culinary use.

They are also used to flavor beverages such as sodas, flavored waters or milk, and can be made into fruit wines and teas. Gooseberries can be preserved as jams, dried fruit or, surprisingly, as a main ingredient in marinades.

Product description


1 gallon, 2½"

Month available

August, Dormancy Jan-April, Futur, June, May

Product description

Compatible variety :

Rendement : Manual

Harvest size : Good 1.1 kg/plant

Hauteur : 1.3 meter

Largeur : 1.3 meter

Bush type : Upright, vigorous, resistant to powdery mildew, not very thorny (small thorns), productive

Description of the fruit : Large pink-red fruits, smooth

Fruit Flavor : The sweetest red gooseberry flavor, very good taste

Fruit Weight :

Fruit Length :

Flowering period : May

Harvest time : July

Use of the fruit : Fresh consumption, jams, pies and jellies.

Hardiness zones : 3-8