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Half of the new growth marked by lighter-colored shoots of the main stems.

Jun 19, Prune in winter to encourage good growth in spring and summer.

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The best time to prune a mature gooseberry bush is in late winter or early spring when the plant is dormant, just before the vigorous growth of spring when healing will be quick. You may wish to delay pruning until after the buds open, because the thorny thicket of an unpruned bush will be more of a 98%(50).

It is especially important to properly prune the shrub after picking the berries. When and why is the summer-autumn pruning of gooseberries carried out after harvest. Gooseberry bushes need regular pruning throughout the growing season.

Cheers FB I'll do as you say and prune only the overcrowded or dead branches and will much with grass cuttings and feed with compost.

After harvesting, it is customary to prune the shrub in two takedownbush.buzzg: Wellesley MA. Growing Red Currants or Gooseberries in Massachusetts The planting of black currants (Ribes nigrum) is currently prohibited in Massachusetts under CMR Plant Quarantines, due to the ability of this species to spread white pine blister rust, a. Dec 18, The goal of cutting back gooseberry bushes is to keep the center of the plant open to air and sunshine, prune out any dead or diseased branches and to shorten the growth of the plant to a manageable size and to facilitate takedownbush.buzzg: Wellesley MA.

Mar 29, Prune back all but 5 branches during the first year. Start pruning year-one gooseberry bushes in the early spring. Choose 5 of the strongest and thickest-looking stems coming off the main stem of the bush. Use a pair of sterilized hand shears to cut away the other growth to the main stem of the takedownbush.buzz: 13K.