Posts tagged ‘gooseberries’

How to Prune Gooseberries

Pruning soft fruit is essential to get the best crop and to minimise pests and diseases.  Gooseberries are no exception.  Following on from my recent text post on pruning redcurrants I have put together a video on how to prune your gooseberries.  This is a job for wintertime when the plants are dormant.  Enjoy!

How do I know if the gooseberries are ripe?

The gooseberry plant that finally produced some fruit.

At last, I have some gooseberries on the bushes. After four years they have finally produced 3 gooseberries. The problem is now, how do I know they are ripe? After doing some research it seems that when they give slightly to squeezing they are ready to pick. We’ll try it and see how they taste.