It is something that i've enjoyed doing. The plants i have are "native" to the US so they haven't been bread with big berries like some of its european brethren. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in sheer number of berries though. They're great to me so i guess that's what matters. I did notice as i walked the pond behind the house last night that a few of the houses that have fences close together so that you can't really mow between them...have small gooseberry plants growing there too. I find great humor in that for some reason.