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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Gooseberry - Ribes hirtellum
Gooseberry is related to currants but are hardier and have more excellent pest resistance. Native to North America, the plant can withstand cold temperatures. Many cultivars have a hardiness zone rating of 3a, and the plants can withstand heat up to zone 7. Regardless of temperature, the shrubs thrive when planted in well-draining loam soils.
Gooseberry grown in warmer climates do best in fresh, fertile soils, and they enjoy full sun and circulating air.
Once propagated, growers can expect to reap a bountiful harvest in 12 to 24 months. Most shrubs are sold at this age, so planting a nursery shrub will provide you with harvest by the fall. But it is recommended to wait a year after planting before reaping the harvest. The plants multiply. Pulling back the colorful spent blossoms will quicken growth and help your plant gain a rich vibrancy. Gooseberries self-fertilize, so there is no need for multiple plants unless you wish to use them throughout your landscape.
The Gooseberry grows up to 60 inches high and are suited for trellising.
The long stems will spread into a fan where they will provide lovely shade for a patio throughout the summer and twining interest in the colder months. The leaves are a charming light green, as are the unripened berries. Once ripened on the branch, the berries are a sight to behold. Crimson, pink, green or white, the berries are translucent and delicate. The orbs cluster in twos beneath a flush of upright leaves. The foliage is replete with fan-shaped lobes and intricate veining.
The Gooseberry ripens throughout the summer and are ready to harvest over the course of four to six weeks. Many growers pluck the berries as they become ripe, remove the wilted flower and eat them individually. They have smooth, non-acidic, sweet taste.
Gooseberry Ships as Bare Root