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    Can't answer any questions, but we have 3 bushes and they produced well this year. That said, this was our first year at this house (gooseberries already well-established), so don't know how the harvest compared to previous years.
    My leaves were also stripped by saw fly!

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    I had 3 bushes as well Leveller, Invicta & Pax (red one ) between the sodding sawfly, bloody birds and mildew I gave up in the end & dug them out. They used to produce quite a lot though aroud 10lbs per bush I bet on a good year but the last 3 years .....zip. Now I've moved plots I may try again but not sure yet.
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    The birds haven't really bothered with ours. Maybe because of the cats - though they rarely catch anything.

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    I had a good crop on the second year bush,don't know what variety,but it's a dessert(red) one.The new one was stripped by saw fly so I've moved it to a more open spot as the origional spot was sheltered by my raspberries, hope it blows the wee blighters away.

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    We had jays knicking off with them one at a time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos View Post
    We had jays knicking off with them one at a time!
    Yeah...I've told Lesley before to leave other peoples gooseberries alone and pick her own! LOL
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    She's even more petite than I imagined if it was her!!!
    Good one!!

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    Nice one Snadger! You are a smart arse!
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