[NAFEX] Golden Berry (aka. Cape Gooseberry)

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Jul 5 12:01:49 EDT 2006


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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