** Black Velvet GOOSEBERRY is a small , productive shrub that bears heavy crops of sweet dark red/ purple ( not really black) berries. Skin of this Gooseberry is a bit velvety but the taste is like most other gooseberries....sweet with a slight tartness and very fruity flavour. Great fresh or processed into jams, etc.
Gooseberries are robust and hardy plants that can be grown in a wide range of locations. They cope in moist, well-drained ground. They can lso be plabted in large containers. They crop best and produce sweeter fruits in a sunny position, but wil tolerate some shade.
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