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Pixwell Gooseberry

Posted by nevada 6/7 ( on
Mon, Apr 18, 11 at 17:43

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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RE: Pixwell Gooseberry

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

RE: Pixwell Gooseberry

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.

RE: Pixwell Gooseberry

Good luck!

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