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20-30cm Xenia' Gooseberry Bush | 9cm Pot

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Gooseberry Xenia 9cm Pot

This fabulous new Red Gooseberry is an up and coming star of the soft fruit world- It produces bumper crops of red fruit, already sweet enough to eat straight off the bush in Summer, or if you prefer, you can make into a sauce. It is virtually thorn free and grows upright which makes harvesting so much easier. Recently awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit for all of the above qualities, this come highly recommended from Primrose too!

N.B Xenia when young is as thorny as any gooseberry but as each bush matures it loses most of the thorns and so ends up virtually thornless.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

  • Arrives as: 9cm Pot
  • Approx height on arrival: 15-20cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Fruit: Red berries
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1.2m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: June/ July
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, smoothies, sauces, jams/ preserves
  • Hardiness: Somewhat Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 5 years
  • Scented: Yes
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds
Your plant will be carefully assessed by our fruit nursery experts prior to being dispatched. This will ensure that they are up to size and arrive in good condition.


Larger orders are packed into specially made, extra thick cardboard boxes. These feature innovative inserts that hold your plants in place to prevent any damage in transit. Small orders for bare root plants are carefully wrapped and delivered in padded mail bags. These will be sent via the large letter postal service (where no larger items are present that can cause damage).
More Information
Colour Test Sand
Harvesting Period Early Season Fruit Trees, Mid Season Fruit Trees
Common Name Gooseberry
Features Fruiting Plants For Shade
Harvest Month June, July
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Species Gooseberry Bushes, Soft Fruit Plants
Time To Cropping 1 Year
Type Gooseberry
Uses Fruiting Plants Suitable For Eating Fresh, Fruiting Plants Suitable For Cooking, Fruiting Plants Suitable For Jams / Jelly
Colour Sand
Pollination Group Self-Fertile
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Supplied As 9cm Pot
Supplied As 9cm Pot
Type Soft Fruit Plants
Shop By Category Soft Fruit Plants