Growing golden Cape Gooseberries in Plettenberg Bay

Growing golden Cape Gooseberries in Plettenberg Bay


Before we started our 7 year project to grow a real urban Food Forest we already had a well established Bush of Cape Gooseberries with a stem almost as big as an arm!

Cape Gooseberries stem

Golden berries are bright, orange-colored fruits that are closely related to the tomatillo. Like tomatillos, they are wrapped in a papery husk called a calyx that must be removed before eating.

Ripe Physalis in golden husk

Ripe Cape Gooseberry

 Cape Gooseberries grown in PlettenbergBay

The success we had with cape gooseberries is reason enough to try to grow tomatillos next!

 

 

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