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Do gooseberries need full sun?
Last Updated: 26th March, 2020
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In this way, where do gooseberries grow best?
Gooseberries will thrive in most gardens, but to get the most from them grow them in a bright position in rich, well-drained soil. Gooseberries naturally grow into bushes but may also be trained – as standards on a long single trunk, or against a fence as fans or single-stemmed cordons.
Additionally, do you need to net gooseberries? If you aren't growing your gooseberries in a fruit cage, cover bushes with netting during June and July to keep off birds. Ensure it's weighted down at the base to prevent blackbirds getting underneath. Hungry bullfinches feed on the gooseberry buds in winter, so use netting to keep them at bay.
Also, how long does it take for a Gooseberry Bush to bear fruit?
Expect your first fruit in 2 years after planting and 3-5 years after planting for full fruit. How long will gooseberries produce fruit? Gooseberries are long lived and if properly taken care of can last 20 to 30 years.
How do you take care of gooseberries?
Container-grown gooseberries often struggle in dry conditions, so carefully monitor their watering. In late winter, feed with a balanced granular fertiliser at 100g per sq m (3½oz per sq yd). Avoid feeding the plants with too much nitrogen because this can encourage sappy growth, which is prone to gooseberry mildew.