problem with fruit bushes

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paddy bond asked 13 years ago

I have gooseberry and blackcurrant bushes which have grown out. Can I cut them both back to the stump now and will this kill them?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
The blackcurrants could be cut back to the ground in December and then pruned each winter as normal.

The gooseberry should have a short stem from which five or six main branches radiate. It can be cut back to these, or choose these, cutting away all other shoots. Revert to normal pruning then.

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