Friday, May 25, 2012

Look who's got Gooseberries!




The Gooseberry is an unusual fruit, especially here in Australia, I don't actually know a lot about it, II have some wonderful child hood memories of eating gooseberries that grew wild in my backyard and  have always been fascinated by them and their little cases.Cape gooseberries that is.  
I have never seen nor tasted an English Gooseberry. 
Go to the fact sheet here for some more info on The Cape Gooseberry and here for info on the other Gooseberry...

21 comments:

  1. Yay - Now for the jam. lol.

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  2. Wow...i have never seen them before! Hope all is going well with the family xx

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    1. Thanks Jode, Family all well, just keeping me REALLY Busy!!

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  3. Clever girl - isn't it rewarding when something actually grows the way you planned?!
    Will there be enough for jam though, that will be the big question of course.
    cheers Wendy

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    1. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my little Gooseberry bushes I planted a couple of years ago, these actually came up from last years dropped seed, and unfortunately Wendy, what you see in the picture is just what I have, it would be a very tiny jam jar!

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  4. Oh wow. I've never grown gooseberries before.
    Is the plan for making them into jam?
    x

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    1. That is the plan Zara, If I ever get enough!

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  5. They look very intriguing..may I ask what they taste like?
    x

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    1. MMmm...delicious, quite unusual, kind of tangy and sweet and fresh, I've never tasted them in Jam before though, but I would like to one day!

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  6. I share your excitement...they are a favourite of mine too

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    1. Oh goody! A fellow Gooseberry Lover! Have you ever managed to get any into Jam Tanya?

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  7. You can grow anything, Mrs Gooseberry! Seriously, those sheep or chooks are making you some mighty fine fertiliser. Today it will all get some nice rain for a change. Even neglected gardens like mine might squeeze out a cherry tomato or two but gooseberries...!? Respect!

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    1. Thanks Annie, My gardens have actually been quite neglected of late so you can imagine my excitement when I found them. I think they are part of the tomato family so they may just fit in right at home in your garden! Keep an eye out for some seedlings when your out and about at the garden nurseries. Hope your keeping well. :)

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  8. What do they taste like? Can you eat them straight off the bush or do you have to cook them up into jam?

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    1. I've never cooked them into Jam Kim, they are tasty little juicy balls of tang when picked fresh of the bush.

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  9. Hooray, some gooseberries! Is there enough for jam??

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    1. What you see is what you get unfortunately, not enough for Jam,but happy to have them growing at least! :)

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  10. Yum, they bring back childhood memories for me too. I like the fresh from the bush.

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  11. We have them in our garden too, I love it when they get all papery, like little solstice lanterns. Unfortunately the 3 lined potato beetle is a huge fan of them in our path and absolutely hammers them. The beetles are dormant now but as the weather warms up keep an eye out. http://landcare.blogspot.com.au/search?q=gooseberry

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