Pax

  • Season: Early season
  • Main characteristic/s: Virtually spineless, good disease resistance
  • Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Pax
  • Early season
  • Virtually spine-free
  • Good disease resistance
Cropping Season
Early season cropping, similar to Careless.

Fruit Quality
Pax fruit is well shaped, slightly bristly, dark red when fully ripe with a moderate dessert flavour. The average fruit size of Pax is 7.4g, similar to that of Careless (7.7g).

Plant Characteristics
Although Pax produces occasional spines on young wood it is virtually spineless.

Disease Resistance
Pax is moderately resistant to gooseberry mildew (Sphaerotheca mors-uvae) on the plant and fruit and moderately resistant to leaf spot (Pseudopeziza ribis). Pax has not displayed symptoms of gooseberry vein-banding virus in the field but it has not been deliberately inoculated by grafting.

Use of the Variety
As the most spineless European red-fruited gooseberry, Pax will appeal enormously to soft fruit producers who supply the fresh and PYO markets.

Plant Supply
Pax is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: EU 4561. The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Pax without a licence is prohibited. Only Propagation Licence holders can propagate and receive propagation grade material (and not Sales or Growing-on Transformation Licence holders). Pax is available from the following licensed propagators:

Propagation Licence Holders

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Sales Licence Holders (Commercial Growers)

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Sales Licence Holders (Amateur/Garden Market ONLY)

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  • UK
  • Floriculture International Ltd t/a Victoriana Nursery Gardens
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  • +44 01233 740 529
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  • UK
  • S E Marshall & Co Ltd
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  • +44 0844 557 6700
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