Dec 18, Prune out any dead or damaged branches on 1- 2- or 3-year limbs. Prune the branches out to ground level in the early spring. Prune 4-year-old or older gooseberries in early spring, cutting out the weakest and oldest limbs, again, down to ground stumpchop.buzzg: Madison AL.
Jun 19, Prune in winter to encourage good growth in spring and summer. The best time to prune a mature gooseberry bush is in late winter or early spring when the plant is dormant, just before the vigorous growth of spring when healing will be quick%(50).
Your bushes now need a twice yearly trim to keep them in shape. Summer: In the first week of July (not earlier), trim all new side-shoots down to 5 leaves. There's no need to prune the tips of the leading stems unless they have stumpchop.buzzg: Madison AL. Apr 03, A true standard is a plant of the Ribes genus of any currant or gooseberry in said compatible plant family grafted onto a stem grown from Ribes Aureus rootstock.
What you have done (and very well indeed!) is merely pruned it into a single leg. It will still sucker from its base and try to reform as a bush. 21 Apr, Missing: Madison AL.