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Cape Gooseberry.

Cape Gooseberry. (Physalis)

Planted outdoors they are just starting to flower
useful late fruit wait till colour deepens to yellow/orange, sour when unripe
keep well in the caylix.I have just learned these are perennial, so will cut back in autumn, cover with fleece and see what happens.

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Hi, i am fascinated to see that you grow this outdoors. I have grown a couple of them in the greenhouse in the past, and didn't even know that they could be outside - perhaps not this far north though - david. ps I'm glad you like my idea for getting the children into gardening. they really enjoy it and love growing their own food, especially.

28 Jun, 2007


Hi David,
I also grew some in the greenhouse, those have reached the roof of the greenhouse outgrown it, I will probably move them outside, it is South facing and the fruits are forming where the outdoor ones are just iin flower. They came from the same batch of seedlings! Last year I only grew them outside in growbags, it was a warm summer and I was picking the fruits well into autumn. My garden faces south on a slope and we are near the south coast.

28 Jun, 2007

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