Gooseberry
Ribes uva-crispa 'Welcome'

Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Ribes (RYE-bees) (Info)
Species: uva-crispa (OO-vuh KRIS-puh) (Info)
Cultivar: Welcome

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From woody stem cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dundee, Ohio

Grove City, Ohio

Hillsboro, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 24, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Delicious! Fruits are green when ripe, very large, slightly acidic, but good straight from the bush. They are also outstanding for cooking purposes.

As with other Ribes, this plant prefers to be able to wander through its space. It self-layers, and the original parent plant will die within a few years, but new crowns will arise from the rooted layerings.

Very thorny, but not too difficult to harvest.