Finish Pruning Soft Fruit

Finish pruning soft fruit bushes (Blackcurrants, Redcurrants and Gooseberries) to promote new wood, which will carry the most fruit.

The way to do this is:

1) Remove a third of the oldest stems, cutting back to ground level using a pair of strong Secateurs or Loppers.

2) Shorten the new growth from this years leading stems, by half.

3) Remove any dead or diseased wood and open up the centre of the bush to allow good air circulation to will help prevent spread of disease.