Posted: 30/10/2015 at 19:09
I have Hinnomaki Yellow - it's a gorgeous dessert gooseberry with a wonderful flavour if allowed to ripen on the bush.
However, it has a very sprawling (as you say, almost weeping) habit and it's not really possible to create the classic goblet shape. If you don't stop the growing tips of the branches it will layer itself and produce lots more bushes - so I shorten the growing tips pruning to upward-pointing buds . You can't get a goblet shape but you can get a sort of wide speading bush. It goes grow very wide and needs a lot of space. However, the fruit is well worth every square inch of garden it takes up.
If you want some more gooseberry bushes just let one or two branches grow downwards and layer themselves