Gooseberries are an easy-to-grow soft fruit and they can thrive in many kinds of soil. It only takes a couple of years for them to produce around 2.5kg of fruit per bush

How To Grow

Plant bare-root gooseberries between late autumn and early spring, and container-grown plants at any time. Dig a large hole and fork well-rotted manure into the base. Position the plant with the stem at the same level as the soil, back-fill and firm well. Water well as the berries start to first year.

How/When To Harvesting

Gooseberries will be much sweeter and juicier if they're allowed to ripen fully before harvesting they will be ready for picking from early July.

Planting Schedules for Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

Sow Indoors
Plant Out
  • Sow Depth: 1 cm
  • Spacing Between Rows: 90 cm
  • Spacing Along Row: 90 cm
  • Number plants per Square Foot: 0.22939022222222