Only if it produced a lot of canes last summer, any weak or small. I find these take 3 years to fruit.
You can, the bigger ones, they keep growing. Plus I’m going to wait and see how long they are productive before I remove, so I might not prune them all the same. Once I know the plants, I’ll know more on how/when to prune.
Yeah besides Jeanne is “Friend” which I guess is thornless. These plants can over produce, and the quality will suffer, I would think anyway, true for most plants. So once mature leave only the best canes.
Also one can do cordons, V, Fan, Standard, or others. They take lot’s of pruning and you lose fruiting years forming it. Still they are awesome looking. here is a row of Standard pruned gooseberries. Not my photo.