gooseberry plants

Asked September 2, 2016, 3:16 PM EDT

Am I allowed to plant gooseberries? Some online nurseries don't ship to DE. Are they invasive? Is there a cultivar that isn't?

New Castle County Delaware invasive species gooseberry

1 Response

Gooseberries are the alternate host for white pine blister rust (a fungal disease that affects white pine). Here is a fact sheet from Ohio State: http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-3205.

Delaware requires a permit to grow gooseberries. See below:

Delaware

They are not invasive.

Sue