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Jul 12, 2011

Not as sweet as grapes or as tart as currants, gooseberries live in their delicious world. Great for making jams and jellies.


The main problems you get with gooseberries are sawfly and mildew. You can keep mildew at bay by planting in deep moisture retentive soil and by getting a modern strong growing plant. Accepting an old plant from a friend or relative may not be the best way forward for gooseberries, as i have done in the past. You can still get a crop if you get a mild attack of mildew by scrubbing the mildew off each berry in a bucket of water. Glenn

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