Gooseberry flowers falling off

ajfearMay 2, 2014


I have two three-year-old gooseberry bushes planted next to each other. Not entirely sure of the varieties, but one has red fruit (it's fine) and one has green fruit. I know it has green fruit because it produced two last year. Just two! It had lots of flowers on it, just as it has had this year, but once again, rather than the base of the flowers swelling to produce fruit, they instead are going yellowy brown and falling off. The bush next to it is much less vigorous, but is happily turning all its flowers into fruits.

Anyone have any idea why this might be happening? Do I need to dig the faulty one up and start again? I have treated them both the same.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If there are not a lot of pollinator visits during bloom time, it may be that your two gooseberry varieties differ greatly in their ability to self-pollinate and you may want to replace the unfruitful variety.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 11:03PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Damage to Honeycrisp tree (photo)
I planted this Honeycrisp apple tree a week ago and...
Edwin Turlington
can anyone know what kind of this tree is?
Recently I found a tree at my backyard got a lot of...
Athena Lu
Will these plum tree buds be damaged by frosts we will have next week
This is my bruce plum tree. The buds have started to...
Toxic Waste:
I have been told by a Nursery friend of mine not to...
Is it just me or have my plum tree buds gotten bigger lately?
I have a bruce plum tree that i planted last september. It...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™