Pruning Gooseberry

(Question)

 

My gooseberry did not have much fruit last year. Also how do I correctly prune it?

(Answer)

In the early spring last year the temperature was very warm forcing early bloom.  Then there was a hard frost which injured many blooms resulting in less fruit.

To prune your gooseberry: After cutting to the ground stems that are more than three years old, thin out the youngest stems.  Shorten lanky stems because they would lie on the ground once laden with fruit. Thin some of the remaining stems lets air circulate and makes harvesting easier.