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Gooseberry leaf spot and powdery mildew

Posted by nicholerh 8b - Seattle (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 10, 12 at 14:26

Hi all.

I have three different gooseberry bushes and only one is currently affected by these problems. It is called Poorman's Gooseberry and apparently isn't as resistant to these problems as my other two. Do you guys know of any tricks to help save this plant? I've been pulling any dead leaves and putting them immediately into the yard waste bin to prevent the spores from hanging about in the soil.

Leaf spot

Powdery Mildew - harder to see because this problem just started. I blame the heavier than usual rain fall in the past couple weeks here in Seattle

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RE: Gooseberry leaf spot and powdery mildew

I would put a couple leaves in a zip-lock bag and take it to you local extension agent or a good nursery. As for the powdery mildew try 5 parts water 1 part milk with a drop of dish soap,

RE: Gooseberry leaf spot and powdery mildew

I had an had a gooseberry that was especially prone to Leaf Spot. I realized that the same Immunox that I spray to keep Cedar Apple Rust and scab off my apples was also rated for Gooseberry leaf spot. So, the gooseberries get the same spray as the apple trees. 2 birds with one stone. Problem solved.

RE: Gooseberry leaf spot and powdery mildew

I think Kocide copper spray helps too. Done early in season's growth, I believe.

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