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Cape Gooseberries


I have lots of cape gooseberry bushes growing in the allotment, with nice pods n them - but the are still green. What is the best thing to do? Leave them on the bush and hope they ripen r pick the big ones and hope they ripen indoors. I don't know how frost hardy they are either. ( or is just a case of composting the whole lot and forgetting about them)




  • They should really have ripened by now but if the fruit is still firm, you can pick and place them in a tray lined with paper and leave in a warm(ish) room.

    Remember to check them on a regular basis to ensure that they are not splitting/rotting.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    I used to grow them in a cold greenhouse.

  • In a good summer, they will ripen outdoors in SW UK - last year was a good crop, this year not so cleverimage

  • I will pick mine too, most of them green before the frost gets to them.

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