Wesley Ulrich Nov 7,
} Pruning is easy. In July or August, simply cut back this season’s soft growth to two or three leaves from the base. To prevent mildew, keep the centre of the bush open. Although usually grown as bushes, gooseberries can also be trained as single upright stems or Author: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.
Shrubs that bloom on new growth may be pruned in spring before growth begins.
Gooseberry bushes need to be pruned annually between late autumn and late winter when gooseberries are dormant. Pick a day when the weather’s going to Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. Birds love gooseberries, so protect ripening fruits with fine-gauge netting. In June, when the fruits are still green and under-ripe, pick every other fruit and use for making jam, pies, tarts and sauces.
Leave the remainder to swell into ripe, sweet berries to harvest in July and August.Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry) Life cycle: perennial woody: Origin: native: Habitat: part shade, sun; average to moist rich or rocky soil; hardwood or mixed forest, thickets, outcrops, floodplains, swamps: Bloom season: April - June: Plant height: 2 to 4 feet: Wetland Indicator Status: GP: FACU MW: FAC NCNE: FACU: MN county distribution (click map to enlarge).Proper branch pruning.
Cut on a small branch or twig about 1/4 inch above the bud. To shorten a branch or twig, cut it back to a side branch or make the cut about 1/4 inch above the bud.
You can distinguish them from the other types of canes because they're about half the height and width of primocanes and floricanes.
Always prune above a bud facing the outside of a plant to force the new branch to grow in that direction. Pruning large branches.If you would like both a fall and summer harvest, do not cut down all of your canes. Instead, you should thin out the canes so that there are about four or five primocanes per foot.
Raspberry bushes need lots of space to spread out and grow, so having too many canes will restrict growth and overall harvest. Cut the extra canes at ground levelviews.