Gooseberry Plant. Because plants bloom very early in spring, they are susceptible to late season freezes. Steer clear of soils that are extremely heavy or poorly drained.
American gooseberries (ribes hirtellum) are primarily native to the warm summer continental climate (dfb) of new england and the great lakes region. The plant prefers loamy to sandy soil which is well drained and kept moist. Star gooseberry, arinelli, malay gooseberry or gooseberry tree scientific name: