This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
There are several new gooseberries being put on the market just now, "remarkably large, free from mildew," etc. We are glad to see experiments made in this direction, for it is not at all impossible that varieties of the English gooseberries may be produced that will be more successful in our climate than the English gooseberries of the past. It is well, however, to remember that these gooseberries belong to the English race, though they may have been raised from seed in this country; and the fact that they have remained a few years free from mildew in any one locality is no proof of their general adaptation to our climate.