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If you are making jams, pies or tarts its best to pick slightly under-ripe gooseberries around June. Leave the rest to ripen which can be picked around late July when they are swollen and sweet. If you want to grow a fruit bush you can’t beat planting Gooseberries bushes. The fruit can be used for making pies, jams, sauces and tarts and later, when the fruit is sweet and ripe they taste amazing picked straight…

How to grow gooseberries Gooseberries plants are probably one of the easiest fruit bushes to grow and they produce an abundance of sweet gooseberry fruits over the summer. You can thin out the fruits and use them for cooking. The fruits picked later can be eaten fresh once they have swelled and are soft, but more on this further down. They only take a couple of years to establish and will nearly always fruit in…