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Ribes uva-crispa 'Little Ben' - Gooseberry - Grossulariaceae (The Gooseberry Family)
Ribes uva-crispa 'Little Ben' - Gooseberry - Ribes uva-crispa 'Little Ben' is a compact gooseberry that produces tasty large sized red fruit.
Ribes uva-crispa 'Little Ben' - Ribes uva-crispa 'Little Ben' is a compact gooseberry that produces tasty large sized red fruit.

Price: $26.99
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Height: 2-4'
Width: 3-5'
Flower Colour: Yellow

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Availability: Available this season. Most spring orders ship from May 15-June 30.
Product Code: 10928

Description Fine Print
Ribes uva-crispa 'Little Ben' is a well behaved, compact, thorny, dwarf gooseberry shrub. Blooms are insignificant yellow-green followed by plentiful large fruit that ripens from green to pink then red in mid-summer. Fruit is sweet and flavourful with tart skins. May be eaten fresh, processed for preserves, or used in baking. Gooseberries are highly nutritious and are particularly high in vitamin A and phosphorus. They are self-fertile and extremely hardy. Fruit is borne on younger branches. Prune during dormancy. Removed first year's blooms to encourage root establishment. Deer resistant.
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
  • Flowering Time: Spring
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts: Bees
  • Habitat: Moist to dry forests and rock outcrops in lowlands and mountains.
  • Geographical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia, Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas, Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
  • BC Native: No

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