Black Velvet Gooseberry


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A tasty gooseberry variety that is great for markets due to its productive nature and superior quality. Black Velvet Gooseberries are large, sweet, and deep purple in color. Some say the flavor resembles that of blueberries. Mildew resistant and hardy in cold climates. When mature crop of 3 to 4  quarts per bush. Size of bush at shipment is 1 to 2 ft. We are unable to ship gooseberries to ME, NC and SC.

Growing Considerations for Black Velvet Gooseberry

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Uses: Canning / Preserves, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1945 and beyond

Storage: A few weeks

Years to Bear: 1-2 years

Recommended Spacing: 2-6 ft.

Mature Size: 4-6 ft.

Water Requierments: 3-8 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Small bush

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 18 September, 2014.