Captivator Gooseberry

Ribes x ‘Captivator’


A nearly thornless gooseberry. Tear-shaped fruit becomes red and sweet as it ripens. This variety is self-pollinated, but fruit set is improved with a pollinizer cultivar. Self-pollinating; only one variety required for fruit production. However, if currants are grown near gooseberries then yields can be even greater.



Height: 3′

Spread: 3′

Light Needs: Full Sun to Part Shade

Hardiness Zone: 3

Foliage Colour: Green

Fall Foliage: Red

Growth Habit: Upright

Flower Colour: N/A

Blooms: N/A

Fruit Colour: Red, Green

Fruit Size: 1 cm (Clusters)

Fruit Timing: Mid to Late July

Fruit Use: Fresh Eating, Baking, Preserves, Wine Making

Key Features: Edible Fruit (Tart, Juicy)

Landscape Uses: Orchard

Pollination: Self-Pollinating