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Gooseberry 'leepared'

Ribes uva-crispa

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Belonging to the Ribes genus (Ribes uva-crispa 'leepared'), leepared is a variety of Gooseberry.

This very heavy bearing Finnish variety is very mildew resistant and therefore makes a care free attractive plant. The medium size berries have a rich tart flavor. It is favored for pies and jams.

leepared grows as a Deciduous and is a Fruit. Being deciduous, expect it to shed its leaves annually. leepared normally grows with a shrub-like habit to a mature height of 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet imperial).

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, leepared Gooseberry is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about leepared have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow leepared

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that leepared is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea). The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with leepared are Zone 4 and Zone 6.

Growing leepared from seed

Transplanting leepared

As leepared is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting leepared