Is it necessary to plant more than one gooseberry variety to obtain fruit?
Most gooseberry and currant varieties are self-fruitful. It is not necessary to plant two or more varieties for cross-pollination and fruit set.
However, a few currant varieties (such as ‘Crusader’) are self-unfruitful. When planting a self-unfruitful variety, another variety must be planted for pollination and fruit set.