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Gooseberry desease

My gooseberry bushes are very healthy looking and have grown lots of new branches.  However these should be green gooseberries and they have turned black with some sort of fungus I think.  Does anyone know what it is?  Can I ge4t rid of this or do I need to remove the whole bush? Xine


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,114
    Check out powdery mildew as a possibility.
  • Thank you
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,678
    It looks like American gooseberry mildew to me, remove all the diseased fruits you can see and any leaves that have a white powder on them.
  • Thank you.  I have now done that and will thin the bushes out in the Autumn
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