How do I care for my Gooseberry?
The Gooseberry is not very fussy about its soil or location. It is best to plant it in slightly damp, slightly acidic soil. To enrich the soil, add compost every year. Make sure that it does not get too wet during cold spells.
Can I prune this Ribes?
You can prune the Gooseberry-shrub right after its fruit harvest, but it is better to do this in February or March, before the plant starts spreading again. Make sure you prune to create a vertical growth in the plant, with between 5 and 8 main branches. This will enhance the size of the Gooseberries.
Dry to slightly damp
To 80 cm
Evergreen or deciduous:
Straight after flowering
Annually add compost in the spring
Birds also love the berries. beat them to it or use a net to cover the shrub for instance.