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  • For better results, orders placed during the summer will be delivered in the fall
  • For better results, orders placed during the summer will be delivered in the fall

GOOSEBERRY 'Captivator'

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Zone 2b

The shrub is large, vigorous and almost thornless. It is fairly disease resistant and has very low cold requirements. In addition, it sets fruit quickly (from the first year after planting). Flowering takes place in mid-April, sheltered from the last frosts. Fruiting is early, it takes place at the beginning of July, and the fruits are store quite well, notably thanks to their thick epidermis. The currants are small, burgundy in color. Their flavor is balanced between sugar and acidity. The pulp is juicy, fragrant with a mild flavor. Resistant to diseases. Rapid fruit set. Variety with few thorns. One of the many virtues of the gooseberry is that its vitamin A content makes it a delicious remedy against anemia. These properties are all the more proven when the redcurrant is consumed raw, or with honey. For better recovery, it is advisable to water copiously the first year. This variety will set fruit quickly one year after planting.

Comments on pruning period: Pruning is important, because it avoids alternation of production. The first two years after planting, keep only 2 to 3 buds on the main branches, if possible leaving the last outer eye to obtain a spreading habit. In subsequent years, reduce only the shoots of the year without affecting the fruiting bodies. In March or April, keep 12 main branches and eliminate all the others at ground level; shorten the main branches by 1/3.

Hardiness Zones

  • 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a

Light

  • Full-sun
  • Half-shade

IMPORTANT: We do not deliver trees 7' and over! (Nursery pickup only)

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