Cape gooseberry

Cape gooseberry

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Cape Gooseberry

Shrub with grey-green velvet leaves bearing orange, many seeded berries, encased in a paper bladder at the end of summer. The slightly tart fruit is used in cooking, preserves, jams, salads and fruit salads.


 

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In the garden:

Growth characteristics:
• Shrub

Height:
• H: 1m W: 1m

Cultivation:
• Full sun
• Well-drained soil

Harvesting:
• The berries are ready to harvest once it turns brown or starts to dry.

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Culinary use:

The Berry can be used:
• Sauce, chutney, jam
• Pies, pudding, desserts

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Health benefits:

The Cape gooseberry may be beneficial to the following cases:
Liver
• Cancer

Skin
• Inflammation

Digestive system
• Abdominal discomfort

Respiratory system
• Asthma