This shrub grows to 1.5 m high with medium green leaves. It is hardy, highly productive, and bears sweet, acidulous, tasty berries that go from light green to pinkish-red in July. These can be eaten fresh or made into jellies. The plant prefers full sun or light shade in a Zone 3 environment. The red variety is more acidulous than the white, and is therefore more likely to be used in recipes like jellies, jams, pastries, and syrups.
This bariety’s berries are sweet enough for fresh consumption the best and mildest of all red gooseberries. The large red berries are ideal for jellies and jams. This is a hardy, productive plant that withstands mould.