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Cape Gooseberry


Cape gooseberry is a frost tender PERENNIAL growing to 1.2m that grows in semi shade or full sun in moist soil. Fruit are used raw, or cooked in jams, pies, compotes etc.

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With a sweet-sour flavour, the berries are a favourite fresh fruit, while dried fruits can be used as a raisin substitute. Do not eat the calyx (paper husk) around the fruit. Berries are rich in vitamins and minerals and leaf juice has been used medicinally, but is not a common domestic medicinal herb.

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(Physalis edulis syn. Physalis peruviana)