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whats wrong with my gooseberry bush

Jo DavisJo Davis Posts: 3

My gooseberry bush for the 2nd year running, bares fruit but before they are

of size they go a speckled brown colour as if singed and then looks like a powdery white effect on them.

Does anyone know what this is and how i can stop this happening please?




  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,887

    Ae the leaves completely normal or do they look a bit odd too? I would guess that it is mildew.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,755

    Google 'gooseberry mildew images' and see if the pictures look like your gooseberries. 

    If so, the information is here 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Jo DavisJo Davis Posts: 3

    will do thank you all

  • Jo DavisJo Davis Posts: 3

    yes its mildew... will get pruning thank you again

  • some of my gooseberries are an opaque brownish orange colour, whilst others on the same bush are normal. The bushes themselves appear healthy. What's wrong?


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