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A Good Year For Gooseberries


By AndrewR


The last couple of years have been really poor for my gooseberry bushes – nothing at all in 2007 and barely a pound twelve months ago. But what a difference a year makes.

I normally reckon to pick the whole crop in one go around the second week of July but yesterday evening, I collected nearly four pounds and there are still lots of small berries on the bushes. Will I beak my record of seven pounds in 2009?

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It sounds as though you could, I have just got a patio cherry tree and I am hoping to get a fair crop from that next year.

24 Jun, 2009


my gooseberries are like marbles at the moment. too hard and bitter. will leave a little longer. apart from sawfly stripping half a bush there is stacks of fruit on them. also have a lot of blackcurrants too.

24 Jun, 2009


mine to they are very hard but I have plenty of them this year. The blackcurrant bushes are doing well also much better than last year

25 Jun, 2009


I normally have good crops off my gooseberries I wonder is it the type of gooseberry you have I did read up on gooseberries and it said 2nd year cut back. I photoed what I collected this year and put in on GoY I collected 2 large saucepans full and still have more up until a few days ago.

30 Jun, 2009

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