Xenia (Red) Gooseberry

Description: Xenia is a pink fruiting variety, almost spineless and tolerant to mildew. Probably the best new gooseberry for some time. Berries are smooth-skinned with an exceptionally sweet flavour. An improvement for the variety Pax.

History: Bred in Switzerland.

Gooseberry Growing Tips: A very easy fruit to grow. Thrive in many different types of soil, avoiding water logged areas. They are happiest planted in a sunny spot either training against a wall or in containers to take up less space in small gardens. If you would like to eat/cook the berries then make sure you protect them from the birds!

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: Mid July
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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