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gooseberry leaf disease

Posted by mr.earth 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 2, 13 at 6:57

Hello Can anyone tell me what is on the underside of my Gooseberry leaves and is there a cure for it. The plant has had no flowers this year so no fruit either. Deer ate alot of leaves off the plants( I have two in buckets) last year but got 4 berries.


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RE: gooseberry leaf disease

Follow up on my post If there is a cure an organic solution would be perferred.


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RE: gooseberry leaf disease

I'm not an expert, but it looks like orange leaf rust. I don't think there's a viable treatment option for it.


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RE: gooseberry leaf disease

That's what I thought by researching the net. Now does the plant need to be destroyed or will it come back next year. Drewbym thanks for the response.


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RE: gooseberry leaf disease

Just few days ago I read this article about white pine rust (it looks very much like your photo):

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/pdf/3205.pdf

Hope it helps. Rina


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