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Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

Gooseberries

Gooseberries and currants

Gooseberries and currants
Dormant sprays

Apply before new growth starts. Needed on currants only.

Scale

  • Material
    dormant or summer oil

Leaf spots

  • Material
    sulfur
  • Apply as leaves appear and unfold, repeat application at 10 day intervals up to day of harvest.

Gooseberries and currants
Cover sprays

Apply 10 to 12 days after leaves appear and start unfolding.

Aphids, currant worm

  • Material
    malathion
    or pyrethrins and rotenone
  • Comments
    Malathion may be applied up to day of harvest.
    For pyrethrin and rotenone premix, repeat application every 5-10 days or as needed, do not apply within 1 day of harvest.

Leaf spots

  • Material
    sulfur
  • Comments
    See comments in "dormant" stage.

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