Nette's Edible Backyard
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Nette's Edible Fruits
Update: 4332 days 12hrs
Comments: - Cape Gooseberries are so easy to grow. You just bury one of the fruits (you can probably grow them from cuttings too but I've never bothered) and water occasionally. The require no maintenance at all, although you may need to cut the plants back because they grow so vigorously and you will get new plants self seeding from fallen fruit every year. The fruit are very attractive and fun to pick as the fruit grow individually inside paper lantern-like cases. When fresh the fruit resemble a cherry tomato and are very juicy with a sharp/sweet flavour, reminiscent of apricots. The fruit can also be left to dry on the bush (although many will fall when ripened before drying out). When dry the fruits a wrinkled and somewhat leathery with a much sweeter flavour. Kids love to pick and eat these.
Height 0.7 metres
Growing: In the Ground
First Fruited: 6 Months From Seed
Sun/Shade: Medium Sun
Water Given in: Spring
When I Fertilise: Never
Question: I've been told that it can be harmful to eat unripe Cape Goosberry fruits. Do you know if this is true?
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