[NAFEX] Golden Berry (aka. Cape Gooseberry)

Brungardt, Sam Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Wed Jul 5 12:40:48 EDT 2006


There's a very informative fact sheet about cape gooseberry at
http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/cape-gooseberry.html

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Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 11:19 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Golden Berry (aka. Cape Gooseberry)


Thx for the prompt response. So are you suggesting, that with proper
spacing/control environment and garden maintenance techniques, the
golden berry can self-propogate quite freely?

This is great news then! After doing some more research, should be able
to can a dozen or so jars of this beautiful succulent jam, provided the
seeds I plant actually do grow.

On 7/5/06, lee reich <lreich at hvc.rr.com> wrote:
>
> Golden berry is very easy to grow -- just like tomatoes, to which they

> are related. Main problem is that they self-seed and come up all over 
> the place in years to come.
>
>
> Lee Reich, PhD
> http://www.leereich.com
> Books by Lee Reich:
> Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
> A Northeast Gardener's Year
> The Pruning Book
> Weedless Gardening
>
>
>
>
> On Jul 5, 2006, at 11:55 AM, Nate wrote:
>
>
> I've just recently accquirted some Golden Berry jam from my local 
> organics grocery store, and was stunned with the sweetness/tartiness 
> that it provided.
>
> Considering how costly it was (approx. $3.70/500ml jar), I wanted to 
> find out if anybody else has had experience actually growing it in a 
> temperate climate. Can it survive our harsh winters  here? What are 
> the ideal conditions to plant seeds?
>
> As it is not native to my local zone (7A), I don't really have that 
> much information at hand. The only tidbit of info. I've been able to 
> gather so far is that in New Zealand it is said "the housewife is 
> sometimes embarrassed by the quantity of berries in the garden" which 
> doesn't really say too much.
>
> TIA
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