Berries - Gooseberries - Cultivation
Gooseberries grow on deciduous shrubs in cool climates and thrive in areas with both sun and shade. These fast-growing shrubs can adapt to many types of well-drained soils and develop best with mulch consisting of bark chips or garden compost to keep the roots cool and to keep weeds from forming. Gooseberry shrubs require minimal care including pruning, regular watering, and some fertilizer application. Gooseberries are best planted in the late fall or early spring and will begin to produce fruit approximately two to three years after planting. Gooseberries are in season in the early summer through fall.