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Old July 28, 2010   #16
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Hi! Just curious.. What does cape gooseberry tastes like? thanks...
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Old July 29, 2010   #17
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Cape gooseberries are a fruit that are really hard to compare to any other,a mix of sweet and tart along with a flavor all of there own,well worth growing.

You'll just have to grow some pinakbet and found out yourself
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Cape gooseberries are a fruit that are really hard to compare to any other,a mix of sweet and tart along with a flavor all of there own,well worth growing.

You'll just have to grow some pinakbet and found out yourself

sad to say we don't have gooseberries here. can it thrive in the tropics?
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Old July 30, 2010   #19
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I dont know if they do,but hopefully someone here can answer that,given that they arent an actual true gooseberry (Ribes grossularia),i cant see why they wouldn't grow in the tropics.
If i had some seed i could send you some but even though i grow them every year i dont save seed, instead i pot up small volunteer plants that grow as weeds in the Autumn,winter them over in my tunnel/hot house till spring, then plant out after the last frost
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I see. We have wild berries here its called "Bignay" but they only grow in higher altitudes. not sure Is somebody here was able to make it adapt in the metropolitan temperature.

I heard(or read) that gooseberries make good fruit pies. yummy
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