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Have you ever tried gooseberries or Chinese gooseberries?

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No never. My hubby however ate them a lot growing up overseas.
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?
by Finy
Chinese gooseberries are Kiwi fruit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwifruit
I though Chinese Gs were Kiwifruit too
by fran.
No I haven't. I wouldn't know where to get them from.
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.
by grann
Yes, as a child in England we had them all the time.
Never in OZ, for some reason... :)
We used to have them when I was a kid in Victoria. I like their tartness and they make wonderful jam and pie fillings! Ooooh!! Now I am wondering where I might find some up here in Nth Qld!!!
Never seen them for sale in Sydney and they'd probably be too expensive to buy as they appear to be rare in fruit shops.
No. But I'd like to. I didn't realise they look like grapes.
by Vee
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, they're my childhood fruits. I love them.
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.
Not since my parents grew them in the veggie garden, over 50 years! Yes, ours were like what Annfi has described, not like the lovely looking ones in the photo.
by Miro
Nope! But I haven't seen them anywhere to be able to try them.
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