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Where Can I Find A Gooseberry Plant?

Edith Asked

Where can I find a gooseberry plant?

The Gardener’s Answer

Hi, Edith: There are a few different varieties of gooseberries, although most of them are derived from the European gooseberry (Ribes uvacrispa) and the American gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum). These berries are typically grown for making jams, jellies, and pies, but some varieties are very tasty just by themselves. As far as purchasing these berries, you might first call around to your local garden centers/nurseries or check out your local farmer’s market. If your local suppliers do not have them, you can always ask if they are willing to try to find them for you. In most cases they are happy to do this. If you cannot find them locally, there are several online sources that have these berries on their mail order lists. Gurneys, located in Indiana, can be reached at (513) 354-1491. Their Web site is
. Stark Bros., located in Louisiana, is another online source. Their Web site is and they can be reached at (800) 325-4180. I personally have never ordered from either of these sources, so I cannot speak to their reputation, but they both have guarantee policies in place. For more information on growing gooseberries in Kentucky, visit

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