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PostSubject: Cape Gooseberries   Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:21 am

Our Cape Gooseberry patch is now in full production that kids a me are great fans of,as you can see by the photo i've used branches tied together for it to climb up.

yummyumm

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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:30 am

Is this the Cape Gooseberry you mean? http://cornucopiaseeds.com.au/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=169

Yours are so much bigger than the ones my mother used to grow... they were only half metre tall and wide. She used to love them - eat them raw and make jams. I've tried growing them a few times for the kids but have never had any luck. Only once have I had them fruiting and the grubs ate every single fruit... left a perfect shell with a tiny hole.

Looks like you're all having fun Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:42 am

That's the one Gail,its a shame you get a bug eating yours,for us it about the only fruit that we dont need to cover for the birds.I start off my plants in about Aug in our tunnelhouse and plant out Oct,such a lovely fruit.
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:10 am

The ones my mother grew came up by themselves, she never bought any... the first one was given to her. It was more a perennial than annual but that was in Brisbane and was frost free... she used to get a couple of years out of a plant. I will have to try them again one day when I see some around but if they don't grow this time I probably won't bother any more.
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:37 am

I have planted 2 Cape Gooseberries but they are still a small green plant - growing in the summer but still under 30 cm high.

I will mulch them in the next week and see how they go next summer.

I do have a Gooseberry vine and had 2 or 3 melt-in-the-mouth fruit and the birds got the rest but next summer it will be netted club
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:41 am

Looks interesting I have never seen or tasted one..
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:40 am

banana YUMMY Richard Iadore them used to have feeds of them growing up on the farm in
Victoria .My Mother used to stew them and serve with custard, she also made jam.
Thanks for thew memories Richard.
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:04 pm

That is a patch and a half there, Richard.

Hm...reminds me that I need to get my seedlings into pots.
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:49 pm

Wow that plot is huge Richard gasp
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:58 pm

Maybe that is how Richard gets dirty knees scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:01 pm

I would be happy to bend down like that if necessary...but not sure i would ever get back up Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:05 pm

Economy: that's working out all the things you need to do while you are down there.
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:49 am

Little Miss The Estate wrote:
Maybe that is how Richard gets dirty knees scratch

oi leave my knees out of it ok Smile ,i pick from the outside while the kids get in amongst the patch, thats what kids are good for.
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PostSubject: Re: Cape Gooseberries   Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:16 am

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i pick from the outside while the kids get in amongst the patch, thats what kids are good for.

Knew there had to be some reason for kids laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
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