Gooseberry plants are almost like an upright-growing grape with no need for a trellis or arbor. They are absolutely delicious when ripe and can be made into juice, preserves, wine, pies, etc. Gooseberry plants are self-fruitful, easily maintained at 5 ft and enjoy part sun and well drained soil. They can be grown on the north side of a building and are exceptionally hardy. They produce in early summer.