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Giant Cape Gooseberry
 
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Cape Gooseberry (50 seeds) (GR108) $2.00
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Cape Gooseberry

         
 
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(Physalis peruviana) The cape gooseberry is native to Brazil and was grown in England by 1774. It was cultivated by settlers at the Cape of Good Hope before 1807. The delicious yellow-orange fruit grow inside paper-like husks that are easy to peel. They are great dipped in melted chocolate or made into pies and preserves.

 
Cape Gooseberry
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Northern MI
Location:
Upper Peninsula, MI
Date:
December 17, 2014
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, huge plants

What are the cons? Long time to maturity

Review:

The first year I started these indoors and I lost them all in the transplant. I don't blame the seed, I put them out and the weather turned on me. The second year I did the same thing, using a different starter soil, and I finally got one growing outside. I only planted one plant because I had my doubts on if I was going to like the fruit or not. This plant was huge and loaded with berries. Unfortunately it did not ripen in time and when I pulled it to put it in the compost pile, we found a couple ripe berries to try. They were absolutely delicious. Sweet and tart, very different. I will try much harder to get these going indoors so I can get a crop off of them next year. If I had another two weeks I think I could have had a crop. The one plant had around two ice cream buckets full of berries that were around 1.5" and was over 3' tall and equally as wide - they need room to grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
lexy
Location:
tacoma, WA
Date:
October 21, 2014
          5.0
 
gooseberry
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? delicious

What are the cons? none

Review:

Grew about 30 plants this year , all gave.us big juicy berries. I have transplanted them into pots and put in greenhouse. They are still producing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MomsintheGarden
Location:
Winchester, VA
Date:
July 12, 2014
          1.0
 
A bust for us
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? None so far

What are the cons? Hard to sprout, pest magnets

Review:

I am a very experienced gardener and have successfully started many types of plants from seeds. I planted many, many seeds of these gooseberries and only got two plants. It's July (started in late March) and I have lots of flea beetle damage but not even a single blossom. Won't grow these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AZgardengirl
Location:
Show Low, AZ
Date:
June 25, 2014
          5.0
 
Great germination
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? very easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted these in small plug trays, I have over 50 plants, that is 100% germination rate, they are growing fast.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
karizma916
Location:
Sacramento, CA
Date:
June 14, 2014
          4.0
 
Planting Tips
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Sweet yet tart, good yield

What are the cons? Takes long to ripen

Review:

After reading some reviews, I wanted to share my thoughts. I germinated from seed 2 years ago and after transplanting in early May, I did not see any ripe fruit until late September. I received maybe 15 that year. When frost hit, I let the plant die and did not cut the dead leaves/stem off and mulched. Late February (2014) it started to grow back. Now, the plant is 4 feet tall with about 75 fruit. It started growing fruit early May and started ripening from the bottom up in early June. For those who think the fruit is tart, you MUST wait until the fruit falls off the branch. You pick them up from the ground and can eat right away, or store for up to 2 weeks. Only THEN is the fruit true to flavor. I really like the sweet/tart taste. Reminds me of a pineapple and cherry. Also, my fruit this year is slightly smaller than a cherry but last year they were tiny like blueberries. The plant also grows like a tomato, with suckers you'll want to prune. I hope this helped some people!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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