The Poorman gooseberry is considered to be one of the very best gooseberries to grow in North America. The small berries start off green, then ripen to a lovely red, and you can eat them right off the bush. Serve in fresh fruit salad, as a topping for ice cream, or as a garnish for grilled fish.
- Mature height: 4 to 6 feet
- Mature width: 3 to 4 feet
- Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8
- Chill Hours: 1,000 (minimum)
- Sunlight: Full
- Harvest time: June to July
- Bearing Age: Two to three years after planting
- Good for canning, preserves, desserts, pies, fresh eating
- Cold-hardy to -40 degrees F
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