The best gooseberry varieties for growing are large-fruited, winter-hardy, thornless

 The best gooseberry varieties for growing are large-fruited, winter-hardy, thornless

Since the gooseberry appeared in Russia, its varieties have become more and more varied and more perfect. Modern varieties are significantly superior to previously widespread varieties in terms of resistance to powdery mildew, yield, early maturity and winter hardiness. Breeders pay great attention to improving the quality of the fruit and eliminating the prickling of the bushes, because any gardener will agree that picking berries from a thorny bush dotted with thorns is extremely inconvenient.

Understanding the grade

Cultivars suitable for growing in Russian climatic conditions, differ:

  • by the shape and size of the berries;
  • by color of fruits (green, red, pink, amber-yellow, dark berries);
  • by the presence of thorns on the bush (thornless, strongly thorny and medium thorny varieties);
  • by the timing of fruit ripening;
  • by yield, etc.

Gooseberry varieties with straight shoots and a weak tendency to shoot are especially popular among gardeners; as a result, the bushes are sparse, well-ventilated and well-lit, which has a beneficial effect on the quality of berries and on the yield.

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What a summer resident needs to consider when choosing a variety for planting: tips and tricks

Choosing a gooseberry variety is an important and responsible task. In order not to be disappointed with the result, you should definitely take into account a whole range of factors:

Gooseberry varieties with straight shoots are especially popular among gardeners.

  1. The key features of breeding and planting, so that the shrub is guaranteed to take root in a particular geographic zone, survive the winter.
  2. Of course, everyone makes a choice in favor of a particular taste, color and size of the fruit, since each variety will have its own characteristics.
  3. The ripening time should also be taken into account.
  4. Some pay attention to the presence or, conversely, the absence of thorns.
  5. It is recommended to track the susceptibility of the culture to disease in order to avoid additional problems later.
  6. Study how well the shrub tolerates drought, since the climate is not always pleasing with its warmth and evenness.

This is the only way you can make the right choice, navigate a huge number of modern gooseberry varieties and enjoy, as a result, a delicious bountiful harvest for a long time.

The best large-fruited gooseberry varieties

If you want to grow large-fruited gooseberries, we suggest you get acquainted with the top 10 most common varieties.

  1. Gingerbread man. This is a medium-sized gooseberry shrub with large characteristic fruits. They always grow one at the bottom of the branches. The average fruit weight is 7 grams. As for the shape, it is barely noticeably elongated, more like a ball (hence the name), and the color is pale red. The taste has pleasant sweet and sour notes. The variety has obvious advantages - excellent frost tolerance, resistance to powdery mildew and anthracnose.
  2. Defender. Gooseberry variety "Zashchitnik" cannot be confused with another. It is tall, has large and powerful branches, and the berries have an oval-pear-shaped shape. The color of the fruit is rich burgundy, tending to black, and the taste is sweet with sourness. This variety ripens late enough, is not "afraid" of frost and powdery mildew.
  3. Cooperator. This large-grade gooseberry has a medium-sized shrub and a sparse, slightly spreading crown. There are very few thorns. The average weight of one berry reaches 7 grams. The fruit itself is dark red in color with a pear-shaped shape. One of the best dessert varieties due to its rich sweet taste. Another plus is fruiting. You can get about 5 kg of harvest from one bush without worrying about cold weather and fruit rot!
  4. Leningrader. The Leningradets gooseberry bush has an average height with a not too spreading crown, thorns, as in the previous case, are almost absent. The berries are large in size, and the shape is somewhat reminiscent of an inverted egg of a dark red hue with blue. As for the taste, it is sweet and sour, and from one bush you can get 7-8 kg of berries. Among the objective advantages: winter hardiness, medium susceptibility to powdery mildew.
  5. Spring. This shrub always has medium height and a neat little crown. Each fruit reaches an average weight of up to 6 grams, but sometimes you can find special “heroes” of 8 grams. But the shape is the same round, slightly elongated. You can recognize the Rodnik variety by the pale yellow-green hue of the fruit. Their taste pleases with a delicate sweetness, so the variety is often used not only for fresh consumption, but also for processing. Among the additional advantages of Rodnik, it is worth mentioning frost resistance, the ability to give a good harvest even in harsh climatic conditions, and resistance to fungus.
  6. Beryl. Beryl gooseberries have a medium-sized shrub with a compact crown. There are thorns, and they are concentrated, as a rule, only on the lower part of the shoot. The berries are round, slightly elongated, large, can grow up to a weight of 9 grams. Another characteristic feature is the juicy light green color of the fruit. It is very important to say about the taste, since even professional tasters highly value "Beryl" for its sweetness, therefore the variety is referred to as dessert. One of the key properties is frost resistance. The shrub easily tolerates the influence of frost down to -36 degrees, it is not "afraid" of fruit rot!
  7. Ural emerald. Another bright representative of large varieties and a small number of thorns on the shoots. Another interesting feature is the absence of pubescence on the berries. Such a beautiful name was given to the variety for a reason, since it has a very bright and juicy fruit color, as well as an unforgettable aroma, coupled with a dessert taste. The weight of one berry reaches 8 grams.
  8. Belorussian. It is worth including in this list the "Belarusian" variety, which has small bushes with compact crowns. There are many thorns, and they are all sharp. The berries are large, but their weight never exceeds 8 grams. The color of the fruit in the representatives of the variety is bright green, closer to a light green hue. But the most important thing is, of course, sweet and pleasant taste, juicy pulp and thin, barely noticeable skin.
  9. Krasnoslavyansky. Another striking representative of large gooseberry varieties. The Krasnoslavyansky variety assumes the presence of thorns on the shoots, a sparse crown and shrubs of medium height. As for the berries themselves, they are famous for their round shape and rich red color, as the name suggests. There is practically no pubescence on the skin of the fruit, and the taste belongs to the dessert.
  10. Ural shipless... Finally, our "hit parade" is completed by the Uralsky Besshipny variety. This gooseberry is distinguished by its large fruits (up to 8 grams) with bright green fruits. The shape of the berries is round-oval. This is a mid-late variety, and there is no pubescence on the skin of the fruit, and the pulp is striking in its sweetness and tenderness.
  11. Date fruit. Interesting sweet and sour taste, strong berry aroma and high yield are the main advantages for which Date is valued. However, it has a significant drawback: this variety can be affected by powdery mildew. Spreading shrubs, tall with medium prickly. Large green berries are almost completely covered by an uneven purple-red dull blush.
  12. Amber. Distinguished by very early ripening, Amber has large juicy fruits of bright yellow-orange color, delicate sour-sweet taste. The bushes grow up to one and a half meters and bear fruit abundantly, single thorns are rare. The Yantarny variety has increased winter hardiness and disease resistance.

The best winter-hardy varieties

We also offer you to get acquainted with winter-hardy varieties, which will be relevant for those who yearn for a good harvest without regard to the harsh climatic conditions.

  1. Aristocrat. This variety has not only such a noble name, but also a pedigree. It was obtained by crossing varieties such as "Sirius" and Prune. Such a bush has an average degree of branching and spreading, thick and straight shoots with a few thorns. Its berries are quite large (up to 6 grams each), and the color is rich red, ripe fruits are more close to black. "Aristocrat" has a pleasant sweet and sour taste.
  2. Harlequin. No less interesting is the Harlequin gooseberry variety, which is also the result of the labors of breeders. To obtain it, they crossed "African" with "Chelyabinsk green". The result is a bush of medium spreading, density and height. As for other parameters, there are few thorns on the shoots, the berries have a dark cherry color and a sweet and sour memorable taste. The weight of one fruit is small, on average, it ranges from 3-5 grams.
  3. White Nights. This variety has a very romantic name. It was obtained by crossing "Hansa" and "Mysovsky 17". As a result, the gooseberry bush is characterized by medium height and spreading. There are enough thorns on the shoots. It is a dessert variety with sweet little berries.
  4. Commander. Another "son" of crossbreeding. This time - "African" and "Chelyabinsk Green". The result exceeded all expectations. The gooseberry bush turned out to be very beautiful, dense, but at the same time compact with thorns on the shoots (but not all). The berries are small, with a sweet and sour taste, almost black in color.
  5. Strawberry. This variety is also obtained by crossing, like many other winter hardy varieties. His "parents": "Souvenir" with "African". The result is good news: a compact, medium-sized shrub with thorns. The berries grow on it of medium size, weighing up to 5 grams. The main difference is its delicious taste with strawberry notes, which explains the name of the variety. As for the color, here too there are some "signs": in general, the general shade is light green, but dark red "islands" appear on the sunny side!
  6. Grushenka. Grushenka got its name for the rounded pear-shaped shape of the berries. Its fruits are purple in color, have a sweet and sour pleasant taste and are medium in size. Slightly spreading bush, compact, densely leafy. The variety is popular due to its high winter hardiness, early flowers are not afraid of spring frosts. Other advantages of the Grushenka variety include resistance to viral diseases, absence of thorns, good yield, pleasant taste of fruits rich in useful pectin substances.

    Gooseberry variety "Grushenka"

  7. African. High-yielding variety with excellent winter hardiness. Medium spreading, medium-sized bushes begin to bear fruit in the second or third year. Berries are dark purple with a waxy coating, medium size, sweet and sour with black currant flavor. The African is resistant to many diseases and pests, tolerates drought well. There are few thorns, but you can grow a completely thornless gooseberry if you immediately cut out the emerging shoots with single thorns.
  8. Commander (Vladil). One of the mid-early varieties with good winter hardiness and productivity. The commander is resistant to fungal diseases. The bushes are vigorous, but at the same time compact; in the case of a rich harvest, they become slightly spreading due to drooping shoots. Rounded medium berries of a rich dark color, have a wonderful sweet-sour taste, the skin of the fruit is thin, and the flesh is juicy. A few thin and weak thorns are found only in the lower part of the bush.
  9. Russian yellow. The variety is highly winter-resistant, productive, resistant to fungal diseases. Rare thorns are located mainly in the lower part of the shoots. Young shrubs are sprawling, subsequently becoming medium spreading, medium-sized with weak branching. Gooseberry Russian yellow has a wonderful sweet-sour taste, the berries are oval, amber-yellow in color, rather large. The fruits do not fall off the bushes for a long time.
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The best medium-fruit varieties

The medium-sized gooseberry varieties include those shrubs that yield a crop with berries weighing up to 5 grams. Let's look at the most prominent representatives:

  1. Sadko. They are compact shrubs with medium vigor. You can count on full fruiting by the 5th year. There are few thorns on the shoots of this variety, they are almost absent. Berries are classified as medium-sized, but sometimes their size can reach 8 grams. The color of the fruit is light red, the shape is round, slightly elongated. The taste is very soft and sweet.
  2. Kursu Dzintars. Another striking representative of medium-sized varieties. The plant has bright light green leaves of medium size, differing in insignificant yellowness at the very base. As for the berries, they are small in size, have a characteristic oval shape and an alluring bright yellow color, which resembles the sun in combination with a barely noticeable shine of the fruit.
  3. Malachite. This review would be incomplete if we did not include the Malachite gooseberry variety. It is characterized by vigorous shrubs with a fine dense crown. Pubescence is absent, average number of spines that “look” upwards. Berries can be not only medium, but sometimes large, reaching in size - 10.5 grams of net weight each fruit. The shape is round, and the color is pleasant green with a yellow tint and a "waxy" coating. The berries contain a lot of seeds, and the taste is rather sour, so this variety is especially in demand when it comes to the production of juice and jelly.

    Gooseberry "Malachite"

Thornless gooseberry varieties: the best representatives

Low-thorn and thornless varieties are especially popular with gardeners. In this review, we have prepared for you a list of the most common options in this vector.

  1. Sirius. There are practically no thorns on it, but there are tasty medium-sized pink berries with a pleasant waxy bloom. Among the objective advantages of the variety, it is worth highlighting resistance to various diseases, good yield.
  2. Chernomor. This variety is well known to many, thanks to its vigorous bushes. Thorns, if they occur, then singly and quite infrequently. The berries grow to medium size, they can be either red or black. The taste is very delicate and pleasant, there is no pubescence. "Chernomor" is resistant to frost and fungal diseases.
  3. Naughty... Shrubs are medium in size, thorns are 100% absent. The berries are small with an average fruit weight of 3-4 grams. Color - light green. This variety also copes well with frost and disease resistance!
  4. Anniversary. This variety allows you to get a good harvest of berries with a weight of each fruit up to 4 grams. The taste is more sweet, but with a pronounced sourness. This variety allows you not to be afraid of frost and various fungal diseases.
  5. Eaglet. This variety is good not only because it easily tolerates even the most severe winter conditions, but also because it gives large, almost black berries with good taste.

Material updated on 28.02.2018.

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Gooseberries: varieties with photos and descriptions

One of the most beloved shrubs by gardeners is the gooseberry. For growing a heat-loving plant, there may be a lack of sunny color and a short summer period, therefore, special attention should be paid to the choice of a variety.

Sea buckthorn (lat.Hippophae)

Photophilous plant, prefers open, but not windswept places. It should be planted at a distance of 2.5 - 3m from each other. For plants to be effectively pollinated, there must be one “male” for every 5-10 “female” trees.

Many centuries have passed since the first gooseberry appeared in Russia. Over time, the variety of its species has increased and surprises with its perfection and unpretentiousness.

Each variety is distinguished by its special taste, the size and color of the berries, the shape of the bush, the presence of thorns and their size. For the correct choice of a plant suitable for the conditions of your particular garden, you need to navigate in their varieties.

How to choose the best gooseberry variety

Over the long history of gooseberry cultivation, a large number of varieties have appeared and our task is to choose the best of them.

Modern gooseberries for growing in central Russia and in the Moscow region must have such qualities as:

  • winter hardiness of the bush and flower buds,
  • resistance to diseases and pests,
  • self-fertility,
  • early maturity.
  1. The most winter-hardy: White nights, Grushenka, Defender, Krasnoslavyansky, Malachite, Northern Captain, Seedling Lefora, Snezhana, Finnish.
  2. The most resistant to diseases: Aristocrat, Grushenka, Kazachok, Consul (senator), North Captain.

In unfavorable years, self-fertile varieties have a clear advantage: Krasnoslavyansky, North Captain, Russian.

Despite the fact that gooseberries are self-fertile crops, the yield, size and quality of berries are significantly increased when pollinated with another variety. Therefore, you need to plant several varieties at once with different ripening periods.

  • Early, ripen at the end of June: White nights, Eaglet, Lefora seedling, Ural grapes
  • Mid-early: Vladil (Commander), Kazachok, Consul (Senator), Krasnoslavyansky, Pushkinsky, Rodnik
  • Medium: Kolobok, Malachite, Russian yellow, Prune
  • Mid-late: Beryl, Grushenka, Cooperator (Smena), Lada, North Captain
  • Late, ripen in mid-August: Defender, Green Rain, Serenade, Snezhana.

Thornless varieties with shoots without thorns or weakly thorny are popular: Beryl, Vladil, Grushenka, Kolobok, Cooperator, Consul (Senator), Laskovy, Pushkin, Rodnik, Northern Captain, etc.


The aroma and sweet taste of the berries confirms the name of this gooseberry variety. Plants of this variety tolerate drought well, so the hot summer will not ruin the harvest. The purpose of the variety is universal: it can be used for jam, compotes, as well as fresh.

The spine of the shoots is average, the leaves are small. The peel of the gooseberry variety Candy medium density. Suitable for growing in the West Siberian and East Siberian regions.

Ripening period Average berry weight (g) Productivity (kg per bush) Features of the
Middle 3,1 1,8-6,2 Frost-resistant variety, average resistance to pests and diseases.

Description of the most popular varieties for the Moscow region and central Russia


Gooseberry variety Grushenka

Medium-sized shrub with drooping branches. There are practically no thorns on the shoots. The berries are medium-sized, on average they weigh 5 grams, the shape is pear-shaped, and the color changes as the fruits ripen (from pale red to deep purple). The variety is perfect for growing in central Russia, it is able to easily endure frost, winter cold and drought. It is immune to many diseases.

Russian yellow

Gooseberry variety Russian yellow

A low bush with medium spreading, covered with thorns throughout the area. Produces yellow pear-shaped fruits weighing up to 6 grams... The presence of a thin waxy coating is characteristic. The variety is distinguished by its excellent tolerance to sudden changes in temperature, frost and drought. Self-fertile, not affected by many common diseases.


Gooseberry grade Amber

A tall shrub can grow up to 1.5 meters. The crown is dense and spreading, and there are also many thorny thorns on it. But all these disadvantages are offset by delicious and beautiful fruits. Berries are yellow-orange in color and oblong in shape, on average, weigh 5-6 grams... Amber gooseberries are early varieties and have a very high yield. Also, this shrub tolerates frost and drought well.

Gingerbread man

Gooseberry variety Kolobok

A medium-sized shrub with thorns, which are located singly, most often on the lower part of the branches. Fruits are large in size, their weight reaches 7 grams... The shape of the berries is slightly elongated, the color is pale red. The taste is pleasant, sweet and sour. The variety tolerates frost well, is resistant to anthracnose and powdery mildew.

Choosing a place for growing

Gooseberries, like many berry crops, picky about the illumination of the site... In shaded areas, it will not work to get a good harvest, the berries become smaller, and their number decreases.

Gooseberries are picky about the illumination of the site

Excess moisture in the soil will also not like gooseberries. In such conditions, there is a high risk of rotting of the root collar of the bush and, as a result, the death of the plant. Therefore, wetlands and areas with high groundwater are best left for other crops. For the same reason, it is worth abandoning the cultivation of gooseberries on heavy clay soils.

Donetsk large-fruited

  • Ripens quite late (second half of summer).
  • The plants are tall but compact.
  • The branches are strong, dotted with strong hooked thorns, mostly trifoliate. Fruits are heavy, up to 8 7 g, ovoid, light green, sweet and sour.
  • When overripe, the pulp becomes mealy, starchy, the fruits crumble.
  • Productivity up to 5 kg / bush.

Donetsk firstborn

  • Ripens very early (by June 15 - 18). The plant is short, weakly branched.
  • The branches are curved in an arcuate manner, dotted with long spiny thorns.
  • Fruit weight 5 g, emerald, oval, crispy flesh.
  • Ripe berries do not fall off. It tolerates drought well, but is affected by peronosporosis.

Handsome man

  • The berries ripen in the middle of summer. The plant is low in height, the tops hang in an arched manner, there are almost no thorns.
  • The berries are ovoid.
  • Ripe fruits have a deep red color, sometimes they are brown, sweet, very tasty.
  • The yield is satisfactory. During a drought, the fruits become small, the number of berries from one bush decreases.
  • Winter hardiness is excellent. Not affected by powdery mildew.

Useful review:


  • The berries ripen in June.
  • The berries are round-oval, dark red, with an average weight of 3.5 g, the stem is dark red.
  • Productivity 4 - 5 kg / bush. The variety is winter-hardy, quite resistant to powdery mildew.
  • Delicious, fruitful, sustainable

Gingerbread man

  • Very early variety, medium-sized berries, reaching 6 - 8 grams, reddish color.
  • Bushes can grow and bear fruit on various soils, yield up to 7 kg per bush.
  • The yield increases with each subsequent year.
  • The variety is drought-resistant, not affected by diseases, the bushes are slightly spreading. The transportability of the berries is average, they are delicately sweet in taste with a thin skin, they literally melt in your mouth, and are very sweet.

  • High palatability
  • Resistant to most diseases
  • High yielding


  • Medium late ripening variety. There are no thorns on old branches.
  • Inflorescences are one-, two-flowered.
  • Berries weighing more than 4 g, oval, elliptical, dark red, not pubescent, with a waxy coating, tasty.
  • Productivity is more than 10 kg / bush. The variety is winter-hardy, relatively resistant to powdery mildew, low drought resistance.

Russian yellow

  • Mid-season variety.
  • In terms of morphological and economic characteristics, it does not differ from the Russian variety, the berries are bright yellow.
  • Winter-resistant, drought-resistant, relatively resistant to powdery mildew, affected by anthracnose.


  • Ripens quite late (second half of summer).
  • The plants are tall but compact.
  • The branches are strong, dotted with strong hooked thorns, mostly trifoliate. Fruits are green, up to 7 g, ovoid, sweet and sour.
  • When overripe, the pulp becomes mealy, starchy, the fruits crumble. Productivity up to 5 kg / bush.
  • Sufficiently frost-resistant, not afraid of drying out the soil, it is affected by peronosporosis.
  • Due to the sprinkling of berries, you need to harvest on time.

  • The bush is covered with numerous thorns
  • Berries crumble when ripe
  • Affected by peronosporosis


  • Plants of medium height, spreading crown, few thorns.
  • Young shoots are devoid of thorns.
  • Fruit weight up to 7 g, the berries are elongated, sometimes red and burgundy with veins. This is a dessert variety, very tasty and sweet.
  • The yield is moderate, up to 5 kg per bush.
  • Ripens late, loves moisture. Transportable.
  • It bears fruit well in open sunny places, hygrophilous, resistant to diseases and rot.

  • High palatability
  • Frost resistant
  • Suitable for standard cultivation
  • Well transported

Date fruit

  • An old Western European variety - late ripening.
  • Plants are tall, branched, with branches hanging down to the ground, in need of a garter.
  • Thorns are single, there are double, triple, in the upper part of the shoots are absent.
  • When fully ripe, the berries acquire a dark red color, do not fall off.
  • Productivity up to 8 kilograms, winter-hardy variety, affected by powdery mildew, especially young plants.

Ambiguous review:


  • Late variety, sweet and sour berries, large, hard skin.
  • High transportability, berries can be kept fresh for a long time in the refrigerator.
  • Shrubs tolerate drought well, disease resistant.
  • The berries ripen at the end of July.
  • A distinctive feature of the variety is that there are practically no thorns, which greatly simplifies harvesting.
  • The berries are not very large 4 - 5 g, pear-shaped, color - deep purple.
  • It tolerates frost well, is resistant to drought, is not affected by powdery mildew.
  • Good for making stamps.

  • Resistant to most diseases
  • Frost resistant
  • Suitable for standard cultivation
  • No thorns

North Captain

  • This variety is very popular. This is a late variety.
  • The berries are dense, sweet and sour, with a dense skin.
  • Plants are very fond of moisture, with constant watering, the yield increases.
  • Transportable variety, ripens in early August, when other varieties are already leaving.
  • A characteristic feature is a high yield (up to 12 kg per bush).
  • Frost-resistant, not exposed to powdery mildew, tall bushes.

  • The most productive of the presented
  • Frost resistant
  • Suitable for standard cultivation
  • Well transported


  • The plant is tall, sometimes reaching one and a half meters, the branches are bent arcuate.
  • The variety is prone to lodging on the ground, has many thorns, double and triple.
  • But the listed disadvantages are more than offset by excellent taste. The berries are very sweet, almost like honey.
  • The color of the berries is bright yellow, the shape is elongated, elongated.
  • Fruit weight up to 6 grams.
  • Contains a large amount of carbohydrates.
  • The record holder for carbohydrate content among gooseberries. Hardy, tolerates drought well, but is affected by powdery mildew.

  • Record sugar content
  • High taste
  • Well transported


  • The bushes are not tall, with few thorns.
  • The berries are glossy, without bloom and pubescence, large, oval in shape.
  • The mass of berries is up to 8 - 9 grams.
  • Crispy, juicy, sweet and sour.
  • It begins to bear fruit in the third year of life.
  • The berries ripen in early July.
  • The bushes are compact, form little root growth.
  • They tolerate frosts well even down to -30 degrees.
  • Suitable for growing in northern regions.

  • Resistant to most diseases
  • Transportable
  • Frost resistant
  • Suitable for growing in northern regions


  • The plant is tall, spreading, with many thorns.
  • Forms a lot of overgrowth, it is necessary to thin out.
  • The fruits are very large, up to 9 grams.
  • Berries without bloom and pubescence, rich green color, sweet and sour taste.
  • Berries with a dense skin.
  • The variety is resistant to disease.
  • Sprawling bushes, transportable berries, grows well both in the lowlands and on the hills.
  • It bears excellent fruit in open sunny places, hygrophilous, resistant to diseases.
  • Ripens in early August, when other varieties are already leaving.

English yellow

  • The berries ripen in the middle of summer.
  • The plant is relatively tall, erect, powerful branches, there are single spines.
  • Fruits are round, light yellow, with a thick skin, crunchy.
  • Productivity up to 5 kg.
  • The variety is resistant to frost, drought, fungal diseases.
  • Cracking of the fruit is sometimes observed.

  • Resistant to most diseases
  • Frost resistant
  • Suitable for standard cultivation
  • No thorns


  • Mid-season variety. Spreading bushes, especially at a young age, medium height, few thorns.
  • The average weight of the berries is about 3 g, they are round or round-oval, red, red-violet, with a slight purple bloom.
  • The variety is winter-hardy, relatively resistant to powdery mildew, low drought resistance.

  • Resistant to most diseases
  • Frost resistant
  • Suitable for standard cultivation
  • No thorns


  • The berries ripen in June. The berries are round-oval, dark red, with an average weight of 3.5 g, the stem is dark red.
  • Productivity 4 - 5 kg / bush.
  • The variety is winter-hardy, quite resistant to powdery mildew.
  • Gives a stable harvest.

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Gooseberries: a description of the 20 best varieties with photos and gardeners' reviews about them

We have tried to describe for you 20 of the best and most popular gooseberry varieties. Leave your rating in the comments with the reasoning for your choice. Your opinion will be useful to other users.