[NAFEX] gooseberries ripe?
lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Jun 15 19:00:00 EDT 2005
Glendale, Poorman, Welcome, and Red Jacket are all as easy to grow as
Pixwell, and taste a lot better.
Lee Reich, PhD
On Jun 15, 2005, at 5:18 PM, Lucky Pittman wrote:
> At 01:01 PM 6/12/2005, Ed wrote:
>> Re Pixwell:
>> Should be named "grows well", the berries are a bit easier to pick
>> than most gooseberries but the quality is not very good.They are
>> better than no gooseberries at all. My feeling is that they almost
>> have to be picked under-ripe. If they are fully ripe they are just
>> sweet mush, there is no character to the flavor if they are ripe.
>> I pick Pixwell (if I pick them at all) when they are just turning
>> color, they are a bit tart but make pretty good pie, jam and wine
>> at that stage.
> I'll agree with everything Ed wrote. Pixwell 'ain't much punkin'',
> but it is one that will grow well and produce berries for me, in
> full sun in my hot zone 6. I killed several of the better
> cultivars when I was first starting out, by putting 'em in full
> sun. They just couldn't handle it here. Pixwell took a lickin'
> and kept on tickin'.
> One of these days, I'll probably go back and try growing some GOOD
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