Dec 18, Prune 4-year-old or older gooseberries in early spring, cutting out the weakest and oldest limbs, again, down to ground level. Leave stems per bush or cut out all the limbs to ground level, which will encourage the plant to produce larger bushclear.buzzg: Northridge CA. Jun 19, The best time to prune a mature gooseberry bush is in late winter or early spring when the plant is dormant, just before the vigorous growth of spring when healing will be quick. X Research source You may wish to delay pruning until after the buds open, because the thorny thicket of an unpruned bush will be more of a deterrent to birds that feed on buds.
98%(50). Your bushes now need a twice yearly trim to keep them in shape. Summer: In the first week of July (not earlier), trim all new side-shoots down to 5 leaves. There's no need to prune the tips of the leading stems unless they have mildew. Winter: During the winter, cut back the leading stems by half of their new growth.
Now shorten all the lateral side-shoots that you took down to 5 leaves in the summer: this Missing: Northridge CA. Jan 13, Gooseberry bush after winter pruning Wood that’s up to three years old tends to be the most productive, so you ideally want a mix of stems that are one, two and three years old. Prune out the oldest stems to allow space for next summer’s new bushclear.buzzg: Northridge CA.
May 21, 1. Prune back all but 5 branches during the first year. Start pruning year-one gooseberry bushes in the early spring. Choose 5 of the strongest and thickest-looking stems coming off the main stem of the bush. Use a pair of sterilized hand shears to cut away the other growth to 95%(19).