We welcome this new addition to our gooseberry lineup. Lee Reich describes of these mid-sized, wine red berries as similar to Sweet Tarts® candy. Welcome, an offspring from the renowned Poorman variety, was introduced in Minnesota in 1957. The arching, willowy branches become more vigorous and erect as the bush matures, but remain almost thornless. Welcome is among the better ones for both disease resistance and shade tolerance.
SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 3 | HARVEST: MID JULY