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Gooseberry Captivator (thornless)

An almost thornless red gooseberry

Gooseberry Captivator (thornless)


Article number: 2191070


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Product information "Gooseberry Captivator (thornless)"

Maturity: Average ripeness
Fruits: Medium, dark red fruits
Flavour: The variety with the best flavour
Yield: Very fruitful
Growth/health:  tolerant to mildew; almost no thorns
What are Easycrisp thornless gooseberries?
The family of Easycrisp gooseberries combines the best thornless varieties from our own breeding and other breeding programmes together. Lubera Easycrisp thornless gooseberries have the following characteristics:

-(almost) no thorns
-large, aromatic and juicy
-upright and healthy habit
-tolerant to mildew

Gooseberries are healthy
The main constituents are Vitamin C (150 g is the daily requirement), B vitamins, silicic acid, potassium, magnesium, pectin, fructose, fruit acids. Gooseberries are rich in fibre and stimulate the intestinal activity. They promote the healthy growth of hair, nails and help to have solid teeth and bones. Thanks to the strengthening of the vascular walls, gooseberries are also rumoured to have an effect against varicose veins. In addition, they stimulate digestion and help reduce cholesterol.
  • Flowering Period May
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period July
  • Final height 80cm to 100cm
  • Final width 60cm to 80cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type deciduous
  • Sweetness sweet
  • Use for wild gardens, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour yellow, green
  • Leaf Colour green

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Apr 1, 2020

Berry weight? (Jill)

Hi, are the Captivator fruits as big as Hinnonmaki Red fruits or much smaller?

Jun 9, 2020

Berry weight (Lubera)

Hi Jill, sorry for our late reply, the Captivator fruits are bigger than the Hinonmäki fruits. Best regards

May 2, 2017

Height of Gooseberries? (Haley Johnson)

Hi, I consistently see most of your gooseberry descriptions as 90/100 cm high. Is this an average , because this is quite incorrect for some cultivars and can be confusing for novice gardeners? I grow gooseberry Captivator and it is 2 metres high by 2metres wide, given that it took over 6 years to reach this size with little pruning. Thankyou.

Jun 27, 2020

Size! (L.G)

The height/width Lubera gives is generic and probably will cover 99% of gooseberry cultivars. Most never get bigger than 3 to 4 feet or as wide. So it is correct to describe as such.


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