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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Gooseberries

Author
item Hummer, Kim

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 9, 2006
Publication Date: December 20, 2006
Citation: Hummer, K.E. 2006. Gooseberries In New Fruit and Nut Cultivars. List 43. HortScience. 41(5).

Interpretive Summary: Three gooseberries newly available to North America are described. The origin, description and uses of the cultivars Jeanne, Rafzvicta, and Rafzuera are presented. The cultivar Jeanne originates from the USDA ARS in Oregon. It is a late ripening, dark red, dessert gooseberry with few thorns. Rafzvicta and Rafzuera originated from Rafz, Switzerland. They are early and midseason bright red goosseberries. Canadian Plant Breeders rights and Unitedd States Plant Patents are pending for these Swiss cultivars.

Technical Abstract: Three gooseberries, Ribes uva-crispa L., newly available to North America are described. The origin, description and uses of the cultivars Jeanne, Rafzvicta, and Rafzuera are presented. Jeanne originates from the USDA ARS in Oregon. It is a late ripening, dark red, dessert gooseberry with few thorns. Rafzvicta and Rafzuera originated from Rafz, Switzerland. They are early and midseason bright red goosseberries. Canadian Plant Breeders rights and Unitedd States Plant Patents are pending for these Swiss cultivars.

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