The Pixwell gooseberries are nearly thorn-free and mildew-resistant, and yield sweet purple fruit. A thorny relative of the currants, gooseberries bear larger and sweeter fruits and are fairly shade tolerant.
Scientific name: Ribes uva-crispa
Purchase size: 1 ft, 2 yrs old
Plant hardiness zone: 4-8
Light: Full sun to part shade
Harvest: Mid-June to late August