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A guide to choosing the right size

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Gooseberry plants online. 

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready. 

Any Bare Root Items - Availability means Available for supply from Nov to May.

Any Container grown items - Availabity means Available for supply now. 

Bare Root = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April
3 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
2 Year Bush = A two year old plant that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally plants will be 40-60cm in height with multiple side branches.

3-5 Branch = a two year old plant with 3-5 shoots. Ideal for growing as a bush shape or training into a cordon or Fan shape.

Half Standard = The fruiting variety is grafted onto the stem at 70-80 cm above the ground level. Will require supporting with a stake.

Cropping in June to July. Fruit can be used for jam and pies.

The varieties that we grow replace a lot of the older varieties that suffered badly with American Gooseberry mildew.

The varieties we stock all have good resistance to mildew and the red variety Pax is virtually spineless.

Plant bushes 1.5 metres apart. An ideal fruit for the small garden.

Usually grown in the form of a small bush, they can be trained to any shape and are especially recommended for pot culture.


Gooseberry bushes are easy to grow, produce a large amount of fruit for their size and will tolerate partial shade conditions. They are self fertile, so one bush can be grown on its own. Gooseberry bushes are also well able to withstand harsher conditions (both temperature and wind) than many other fruits. This makes them a good choice for cooler areas.

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Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. The lower postal rates range from £2.80 - £5.70, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. A higher rate of £18.00 - £32.00 will be charged for deliveries to European Countries and GY KW IV AB PH KW HS ZE IM BT DD JE PO30 PO31 PO32 PO33 PO34 PO35 PO36 PO37 PO38 PO39 PO40 PO41 Postcodes. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.


Gooseberry Bushes | Type Dessert/Culinary | Genus Ribes uva-crispa | Pax Gooseberry Plants For Sale | Buy Online

Dessert/Culinary Gooseberry Pax - One of the best of the virtually spineless gooseberries. Pax produces large red fruit when fully ripe. Moderate dessert flavour. Mildew resistance is very high. Pax is an upright bush. Pax is an excellent variety for any garden. 

Pax: Picking time mid July.

Pax: Planting distance 1.25 metres (4 feet) apart.

Pax is a self fertile Gooseberry.  

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7 May 22 | Peter crook

In great condition and growing very well

11 Aug 21 | Jef

V happy, a lovely plant once again.

30 Nov 17 | Mrs K Gibson

I would just like to thank you for my gooseberry bush which arrived yesterday. I am very impressed with the quick and efficient way in which you delta with my order.

29 May 17 | Rose P

Plant arrived swiftly and in good condition - it has settled into its new home and starting to fruit. Very pleased

12 May 17 | Diane Cavallero

A big, healthy, robust plant arrived fast and well packaged, it even came with lots of immature fruits on it. It exceeded my expectations by quite a lot, a really top class plant! I will be back for more soon!

21 Dec 16 | Paul C.

Arrived as stated, well packed and undamaged.The three bare root plants were well rooted, big and healthy lovely specimens. My go-to nursery

4 Nov 15 | Ruth Bailey

I am very pleased - I have ordered 3 different varieties. They arrive well packaged and in great condition. I just happened on this site whilst looking for gooseberry bushes and the prices are cheaper than any other garden centre in northumberland - so thank you. I cannot wait to taste the fruit.

27 Feb 15 | Dawnmarie

I come back to Blackmoors time and time again because the fruit stock is second to none; the customer service is excellent; the packaging is sturdy; despatch is swift ie a few days rather than weeks. Again, this Pax I have just received is one fine specimen. Thankyou so much everyone at Blackmoors.

5 May 14 | Maryam

It did not take me much to persuade my dad this time to place a second order of a delicious gooseberry! (He was so pleased with the first one) It came in pretty good condition full of leaves and it started flowering a couple days later. I do not however expect anything this year but a pretty good buy.

13 Mar 14 | Diana

Bought a 2 year bare root bush in January. This was my first order. It arrived in good condition and it was easy to change delivery dates.

13 Dec 13 | j.c syson

Healthy...well packed/ delivered Will be interesting to see how the field grown bare root plants perform

8 Dec 13 | Andrew h

Great bush from u not a single thorn great for the boy to pick the berries without any tears thanks perfect

7 Nov 13 | Phil Anthony

A first order with you, and in fact, the first time ordering gooseberries. The whole delivery system was so prompt and professional. The product was in superb condition, and the planting and care advice extremely comprehensive. Now planted, I await the results.

27 Oct 13 | Jill Daniel

First time order from Blackmoor Nurseries and very pleased with the quality of the plants and the whole ordering and delivery experience, the plants were very well packed too.

23 Jan 13 | Keith Scott

I have used you every winter for the last few years - keep adding to my fruit collection. Had used another fruit producer prior to that and was disappointed with their service. Never been disappointed with blackmoor service or the quality of the fruit trees/bushes.

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