[NAFEX] gooseberries for Tennessee???

Brungardt, Sam Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Fri Sep 11 11:45:31 EDT 2009

Donna, I've had great success with Glenndale, a very tough USDA cultivar
especially developed for more southerly parts of the U.S.  I know the
quality of its fruit is lower than most of the cultivars on your list,
but I'd give it a try.  It has never mildewed for me here in St. Paul.
I bought my plant from Edible Landscaping. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul,
Minn. (USDA Zone 4b)

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Subject: [NAFEX] gooseberries for Tennessee???

I have a gooseberry bush that I got from someone and it's never done
much.  Makes a handful or two every year but my Irish husband loves
gooseberries and would like lots more.  I read that the problem is
mildew and that some vars are more resistant than others.  Any comments
re this list, or other varieties you would recommend?  the one we have
really doesn't hold it's leaves very well.  I don't see anything that
LOOKS like mildew on it, but the leaves turn brown and fall off, so it's
mostly stems most of the year, with a few green ones on the tips.
Thanks.  Donna 

	Black Velvet
	Hinomaki Red, Yellow
	Johns Prairie
	Orus 8

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