Ribes uva-crispa, known as gooseberry or European gooseberry, is a species of flowering shrub in the currant family, Grossulariaceae. It is native to Europe, the Caucasus and northern Africa. Gooseberry bushes produce an edible fruit and are grown on both a commercial and domestic basis.
Gooseberries are relatively easy to grow and adaptable in terms of growing conditions. They love direct sunshine, but they will also fruit and bear fruit well in the shade or in other difficult postures in the garden. They can endure more direct sunlight than most other soft fruits.
Gooseberries need a moist, but free-draining soil. You can fix this by adding lots of organic matter like compost or soil improver. This will help the plant’s drainage and how much water it can take in.