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Cape Gooseberry ' Edible Physalis '

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Cape Gooseberry  ' Edible Physalis '

These have only just started to rippen off too late in the season .. I think !



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It's a shame that they're so late as they're delicious!

17 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I halved this one with a friend to taste it this afternoon Meanie , I would love to have more it was delicious , it's disappointing the plants are full of them , I wonder if they will keep through the winter if so they will have an earlier start next year ........

17 Nov, 2011

 

I believe that they are tenderish, but I have never grown them..........

17 Nov, 2011

 

Excellent Amy. Did you grow them from seed in the Spring?

17 Nov, 2011

 

I remember seeing these way back in the 80's Amy..we used to sell them where I worked,and we all wondered what the heck they were..sadly we never got to taste them..

17 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Yes Dawn I have several plants they are approx 2 ft tall, the flowers are small lemon with black markings , some plants still have flowers and fruit on at the same time .. they are nice to eat Sandra I have seen them being used as decoration on deserts in restaurants .......

17 Nov, 2011

 

What a great picture Amy, very attractive fruit too!

18 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Carole ,it's a shame the rest will never ripen off because this one was tasty :>)

18 Nov, 2011

 

What a pity I love the taste of these....

19 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Me to Angela ,if they are ripe they are very nice , I think we need a longer summer season to ripen them here ....

19 Nov, 2011

 

Perhaps next year?

19 Nov, 2011

 

Sorry Amy didn't see this pic, how interesting...I wouldn't mind having a go at growing them myself...

4 Dec, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Sue , you might have better luck with them ripening over there :o)

4 Dec, 2011

 

That's possible, do I look for the plant or the seeds...please...!!

4 Dec, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I had a packet of seed Sue , I started them off in pots in the spring maybe I should have started them off sooner so that they would have had a longer growing season ......

4 Dec, 2011

 

ok thanks for that...:))

5 Dec, 2011



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