Information about the types of currants that can be grown in Massachusetts and how to apply for a permit to plant them The planting of black currants (Ribes nigrum) is currently prohibited in Massachusetts under CMR Plant Quarantines, due to the ability of this species to spread white pine.
Jan 13, Gooseberry bush after winter pruning Wood that’s up to three years old tends to be the most productive, so you ideally want a mix of stems that are one, two and three years old.
Prune out the oldest stems to allow space for next summer’s new stems. May 01, It is best to prune just before the plants come out of dormancy which allows them to heal quickly with the vigourous new growth of Spring. In the case of gooseberry bushes it is a good idea to delay until the buds are just beginning to open. This is because the spines on an unpruned bush will help deter bullfinches who like to eat the stumpclearing.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins.