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Reverse Zone Pushing - Gooseberries in Gulf Coast/Atlantic 9A?
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:07:01 AM »
Has anyone attempted or had any success with Gooseberries in warmer climates (200-400 chill hours)? My elderly father-in-law moved in with us and asked about growing gooseberries like he had in his childhood, but I can't find any evidence that they'll survive or produce here, although Dave Wilson Nursery has 2 varieties listed for zones 4-9. I have a spot that is 100% full shade in the summer but partial sun in the winter, with frequent breezes/good air flow.

I know I can grow plenty of other types of fruit here, but the father-in-law doesn't ask for anything, so I'm willing to sacrifice some space and plants to fulfill his request.

 

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