Yes I have and I really like them.
I once had them growing wild in a rented house but I have rarely, if ever, ever seen them for sale here in Perth.
Odd, as we had them in Sydney when I was a kid.
They also make a nice cake with dough underneath, and not sure of the difference between gooseberries and Chinese - think they are the same thing?
Yes, they used to grow wild near my house when I was a kid and we used them to make jam. They looked different to those though, more of an orangey-yellow. I have a cape gooseberry seedlng in my garden now but I think those are different.
Gooseberries is a very loose term. I know the ones you are referring to. The Cape Gooseberry has a papery cover and the fruit is yellow when ripe. My grandson, who generally has a sweet tooth, will not eat my home grown slightly acidic passionfruit, but loves the self sown Cape Gooseberries which are also slightly acidic. The ones in my garden originated from some gathered by my son thirty-five years ago from the local creek bank.
If these are gooseberries in the picture, well no I haven't tried them. Only ever tried Kiwifruit. I wonder what they taste like……another fruit I wonder about is Medlars or Medlers - often referred to in British cook books. Anyone know if these grow in Oz and maybe known by another name ?
I have fond memories of eating wild gooseberries as a child. Ours were a warm yellow and not the pretty transparent ones in the picture.
They grow inside a little mantel like a paper lantern that dries to a thin paper consistency when the fruit is ripe. Rather like opening a little package the mantel splits revealing the golden ball shape fruit. For those who haven't had them they are filled with lots of little seeds and juice and burst in your mouth warm from the sun. Hmmmm..I must try to find some and get them growing.