[NAFEX] gooseberries ripe?
Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Thu Jun 16 10:33:04 EDT 2005
The very vigorous, USDA-developed cultivar Glenndale also does well in
more southerly climes. The quality of the ripe fruit, however, does not
match some of these other cultivars. It grows like gangbusters here in
St. Paul, Minn. (USDA hardiness zone 4b). -- Sam Brungardt
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of lee reich
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 6:00 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] gooseberries ripe?
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:
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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