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Cape Gooseberry 7/10

Davewastech's Edible Fruits
Update: 62 days 8hrs

Comments: - Easy grow and quick to get fruit. Old fashioned fruit; my grandma had them growing next to her outdoor toilet 50 years ago! I grew mine from seed I bought online. Some of the plants produced poor tasting fruits and others had good tasting fruits, so I just left one or two good ones. Self-seeds a lot. Tasty to add a few into a fruit salad. Usually the ones that have fallen off and laid on the ground for a few days are the tastiest.  But all cape gooseberry plants I've sampled have a rather acid taste, so I don't think you can eat a cup full without getting a belly ache. I've grown it in Perth and Sydney. I find the plant to be short-lived, at least in Sydney's clay and humid weather, where it grows a lot of foliage but fruit seldom seem to get adequately ripe. Mine did better in Perth's hot, arid summers and sandy soil where there was less foliage but better fruit - ie a bit of watering and mainly neglect seemed to work well. In Sydney after a year or two it looks sick so I pull it out. Always more self seeds coming up though, so just let a new one grow. Never had one damaged by Med fly or Qld fruitfly.


Fruiting Months January, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2012

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

None. Pests don't seem to bother it.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Gooseberry - Thorny (Cutting) 8/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 76 days 8hrs

Comments: - This variety seems not to be available from nurseries, but the fruit is very tasty. Some say it's better than the Captivator variety, so will be keen to compare. Growing from a cutting obtained from a friend. Fruit very sweet when ripe (turns to red colour).

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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English Gooseberry

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 285 days 19hrs

Comments: - Removed. Grew fine but there was nowhere near enough chill to ever get flowers. Probably very few, if any, places in WA that might get fruit from these.Not sure why the nurseries keep selling them here. 


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Cape Gooseberry (Seedling) 10/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 291 days 24hrs

Comments: - This is a superior seed from Thailand. The fruits are much bigger than our usual backyard varieties. Love this fruit because it tastes great and also comes in it's own fruit fly proof case. It fruits over winter also - providing variety when there is not much else. 
Reasonably regular feeding and watering gives better tasting fruit. I plant in semi-shade in summer and full sun in winter. 

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mostly slow release organic chook manure pellets, sometimes a regular fruit tree fert with higher N and K. Little and often


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Gooseberry - Captivator (Cutting) 7/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 384 days 4hrs

Comments: - Took a long time to fruit. Reasonably good taste. However, hot weather can make the fruit drop before it develops full sweetness.

Planted: 2012

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 30% in

Pollination: No


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Cape Gooseberry (Seedling) 9/10

Potty Bob 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 395 days 4hrs

Comments: - Growing mainly from self seeding now . Yummy little berry in a cute little cape .everyone loves them and fairly easy to grow , grows from cutting or seed . Prone to same things as most solanaise . 

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Little Gooseberry Tree (Seedling) 8/10

Anand Rathod's Edible Fruits
Update: 426 days 5hrs

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2018

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Star Gooseberry 7/10

ManishU's Edible Fruits
Update: 460 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Update 09-Dec-2011: This tree really seems to love the current weather. Plenty of new growth. New pic attached.


Wasnt aware that these trees were deciduous. It lost all its leaves over winter and was completely bare. Its growing new shoots now.

We also call the fruit 'amla'.

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Davewastech's Edible Fruits
Update: 514 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Pretty small shrub. Almost finished flowering Jan 2017 for first time. Pretty when flowering. Hopefully will soon have fruit!

Yep -  fruited in June, a few over-wintered. Fruit a bit small and taste ho-hum.

Fruiting Months April, May, September

Planted: 2013

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: NPK

Pest Control:

None


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Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry

Linton's Edible Fruits
Update: 530 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Ribes Speciosum-Fuchsia Gooseberry


Named for the red fuchsia-like flowers that hang from the stems. This plant is rated as amost evergreen but I find that it is completely evergreen all year round where I live. It has long sharp thorns and the flowers are followed by blue black fruit which have yet to be tried. A very tough hardy plant that can be grown almost anywhere.


Planted: 2017

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Hill Gooseberry (Seedling) 7/10

Tabs's Edible Fruits
Update: 563 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa.  Ceylon Hill Cherry, Downy Myrtle or Rose Myrtle.  3m high

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Cape Gooseberry 10/10

Russtrac1's Edible Fruits
Update: 750 days 7hrs

Comments: - Growing in a medium sized pot with premium potting mix. I give it a weekly dose of worm castings and regular watering. It has only been in the pot for a few weeks and it has gone froma straggly stem to a bush! I am very excited to taste the fruit!

Planted: 2018

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Water Given in: Spring


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Gooseberry - red

JeremyM's Edible Fruits
Update: 861 days 20hrs


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Cape Gooseberry

Firefly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 976 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Love the fruit and share it with the free loading feather/furry residents.  This plant is self seeded and growing in semi shade independantly in the garden. 

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Gooseberry-Cape

KathK's Edible Fruits
Update: 979 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Self-seeds all over the place

Really amazing how nature gives them a insect protective covering-interesting to watch it dry out & become net-like with the yellow berry inside

Chooks love them

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Gooseberry - Captivator

Becky2's Edible Fruits
Update: 1035 days 9hrs

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Cape Gooseberry (Seedling) 3/10

Serendipity1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1135 days 6hrs

Comments: - cucumber beetle attack 2 months after planting 

Pollination: No


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Cape Gooseberry (Cutting) 10/10

Figbarron's Edible Fruits
Update: 1205 days 4hrs

Comments: - Purchased as a small plant about 12cm by 12cm tall and wide from bunnings (Nellie Kelly Brand). Within 2 weeks it doubled in size and is flowering. It is currently growing in a 300mm pot (19L). Potting mix is 30% coir peat, 30% compost and 30% potting mix with dynamic lifter and blood and bone mixed in. It is fed with charlie carp organic.

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, blood and bone, charlie carp organic

Organic Status:Certified


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry (Cutting) 6/10

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1231 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Need to fertilize.  It's been a while since it last produced fruit.

Planted: 1997

Height 0.7 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

so far no pests

Organic Status:Organic


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Ceylon Gooseberry

Mgoul131's Edible Fruits
Update: 1253 days 11hrs

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No


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Cape Gooseberry (Seedling)

Mgoul131's Edible Fruits
Update: 1253 days 11hrs

Comments: -

delicious fruit

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

First Fruited: 6 Months From Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No


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Cape Gooseberry (Seedling)

Kittymenace1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1374 days 18hrs

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Cape Gooseberry (Cutting) 6/10

Doicee 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1409 days 17hrs

Comments: -

I have enjoyed watching this shrub grow as this just popped up out of nowhere around November last year [2015], which has turned 3 little plants into one large and very sturdy shrub.

I'm always investigating the little lanterns and pounce the minute I see the yellow/brown coloured lanterns. 

Their flavour is quite unique and I describe it like a cross between a cherry tomato and a berry.. 

My only downfall would be that I can see plenty of green lanterns but only a few ripen at a time, compared to the amount of lanterns on the shrub,  as well as, ants or a caterpillar has beaten me to it.. 

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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gooseberry farmers glory (Cutting)

Gabby Salts's Edible Fruits
Update: 1428 days 20hrs

Comments: - Haven't had any fruit yet, got it from diggers.

Planted: 2015

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Star Gooseberry (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1612 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Phyllanthus distichus



Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Treetopsdreamin1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1921 days 10hrs


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Cape Gooseberry

Lily's Edible Fruits
Update: 1935 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Physalis pruinosa cv. Little Lantern

F: ON


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Star Gooseberry 4/10

Amethyst's Edible Fruits
Update: 1977 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Rather disappointed with this purchase. While it's a handsome looking small tree it has been a failure fruiting. Plants are either male or female or both. If you get one that's not 'both', you won't get any fruit.

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 30% in Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Male plant

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Remarkably pest-free.

Organic Status:Certified


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Cape Gooseberry

Wampa's Edible Fruits
Update: 2012 days 21hrs


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2196 days 6hrs

Comments: - Had to move it due to renovations in 2012, but it has struggled back. First fruited 2009.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Suffers a bit from myrtle rust.


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