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I have grown some Cape Gooseberries some are ripe and I have picked them. A lot are still not ripe, because of frost I have cut them down and they are now in my summer house hanging upside down from the stem. Shall I trim of all the leaves or is it a hopeless case?



I was surprised how well mine ripened off the vine. Even firm they still tasted good. Is that the first year of fruit, or have you had the plant a while. I've had very little fruit the second and third years, and I presume it's because of the lack of pollinators, despite it (apparently) being a self fertile plant. Phil

26 Oct, 2010


I'm thinking of buying one called 'Jenny' a self fertile variety. I am however concerned about whether they ripen enough before winter.

26 Oct, 2010


Thankyou for replies, this is the first year plant (Cape Gooseberry) I have had three plants so lots of fruit. If we had a sunnier September they perhaps would all have ripened. Did not realise could keep the plants from year to year. Nina

27 Oct, 2010

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