Gooseberry bush

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mdjlucan

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Gooseberry bush
« on: August 27, 2016, 06:03 »
It's dropping its leaves how can I tell if it's dying or not thanks
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robinahood

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Re: Gooseberry bush
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 07:44 »
It looks as though it may be a fungal disease like mildew.

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mdjlucan

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Re: Gooseberry bush
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 07:53 »
Will this kill the bush

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Re: Gooseberry bush
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 08:04 »
Probably just too dry. Keep it watered and hope it survives the Winter.

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Re: Gooseberry bush
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 09:39 »
Give it a light sprinkle of blood fish & bone & as said keep watered, you might want to put it up against the wall to prevent it getting blasted by the winds as it appears to be on your balcony.
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Re: Gooseberry bush
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 10:20 »
That's not a problem, the Gooseberry season is over.
Gooseberries get harvested from May - July.
The plant will become dormant over Autumn and Winter and begin life again about March.
Did you get a crop?

My gooseberries always get a good crop around may/June, and start to become become bare end July.
Just make sure you prune them during Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb.
Remove any dead or damaged stems.
Remove the crossed ones and some of the centre overcrowding.
Create a bowl shape in the centre, they always call it creating a wine glass shape for your plants.
Also, remove any shoots at the base of the plant, this strengthens the trunk and also makes weeding easier.

That does look like a very young plant, will certainly spread out next year or even the next.

Here is one of my younger ones, its four years old and produces buckets of gooseberries.
Photo one - Just how it should look this time of year.
Photo two - How it looked early May, just before it cropped and with ripe red gooseberries in the inset.

 
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Re: Gooseberry bush
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 23:04 »
Did the leaves have black spots, then turn yellow before they dropped? If so it is probably Gooseberry Leaf Spot, a fungal infection. No legal treatment available. Clear up the fallen leaves and burn them.

My Invicta gooseberries have been getting it more severely each year but it hasn't affected the yield, the leaves drop after the fruit is harvested. The Red Hanomaki gooseberries I have on adjacent rows are showing minimal leaf spotting with virtually no leaf drop.

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mdjlucan

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Re: Gooseberry bush
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 12:00 »
No there was no leaf spot



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