Pixwell Gooseberry

nevadaApril 18, 2011

Eight years ago I planted a Pixwell and, although the plant has thrived and grown quite large, it has never produced one gooseberry. I don't think it even blossoms. Is there such a thing as a male gooseberry? It gets really hot here in Reno but not until around July; long after it should have bloomed. Should I yank it out and try a different variety?

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nmgirl(8 S.NM)

Gooseberries should be self-fertile. Have you asked for help at your County Extension Office?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 10:36AM
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I was mistaken about it not blossoming. What actually happens is it blossoms very early when there are no insects around and the blossoms freeze and fall off before I become aware of them! I've also become aware that there is a Nevada gardening forum which I didn't know of before. There are too many categories in this site. I'll go on the Nevada gardening forum and ask if anybody knows of a Gooseberry that is successful in this area.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 2:19PM
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nmgirl(8 S.NM)

Good luck!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 6:23PM
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