Fruit : Gooseberries
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I have two year gooseberries ,still no fruit how long do they take to fruit
macstone, cappoquin, Co Waterford Posted: 13/01/2012
Gooseberries take a couple of years to fruit depending on the age and size of the plant at planting time.
Do not prune too hard,, just choosing five or six main branches and shortening the side shoots in summer or winter.
red gooseberry plant
i have just bought a red gooseberry plant and have repotted it into a bigger pot rather than putting it straight into the ground as in the next month or 2 i will be moving and would like to take my gooseberry bush with me i have also tied it to a stake as the winds seem to be quite strong of an evening but as i have done this i would like to know would i be able to replant it as soon as ive moved or will i have to wait and if so when will i be able to replant it also with the weather that we had last year if we get that kind of weather this year what should i do with my gooseberry plant/bush as it should have full sun half shade obviously the winter would be different but im just worried that it might die before it has a chance to grow.
snowfrill, balla, Co Mayo Posted: 07/08/2011
Gooseberry is very tough, wind and frost resistant.
It can be kept in a pot for a year or so, but does much better in the open soil.
I have a gooseberry plant which i feel is making very poor growth. It is approx 1ft high after being in the ground for two years. have now started to give it a feed.
Do gooseberries make slow growth?
OSullivan, Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford Posted: 25/04/2011
Gooseberry bushes should grow by up to 30cm or so a year. The plant is either too shaded, in poor soil, too dry or too much competition from other plants or weeds.
problem with gooseberry saw fly
can you recommend treatment for above and any future prevention advice
ernielusby, Oranmore, Co Galway Posted: 23/04/2011
Sawfly damage looks worse than it is and the bush will soon leaf up again. The fruit is useable.
If attacks are persistent each year, use a short-term insecticide such as Plant Rescue Bug Killer Fruit and Veg
How to correctly prune gooseberry bushes
how to prune and multiply my gooseberry bush
KatieR, Ardagh, Co Limerick Posted: 27/01/2011
Prune by removing low branches and thinning to five or six strong main stems and shorten the side-shoots to finger length.
If you want to raise a new bush, take some long cuttings in October and stick them in the ground. You can try this now but it might be too late.
i bought a gooseberry plant this year but it does not seem to be getting any bigger but is noy dead should i get fruit this year?
curlytop, Limerick, Co Limerick Posted: 18/08/2010
Sometimes a plant takes a while to settle. Make sure to control weeds.
It will not fruit this year but might give some next summer.