Nutritional nuggets of gold! This unique fruit, whom is a relative of the tomatillo, has a brilliant orange color with flavors of mango and cranberry.

    • High in protein
    • High levels of vitamins C, A and B12
    • Shown in studies to have both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxident properties
    • Good source of carotenoids, which may help protect against cancer and heart disease

The round orange fruit is loosely enclosed in a papery husk resembling a Chinese lantern, which provides a natural wrapper for storing the fruit, as long as kept dry. Eat Cape Gooseberries as a refreshing fruit snack; toss in fruit salads or bake into mixed berry crisps or pies; wonderful in jams and sauces for savory foods. Also dry the berries and add to trail mix or toss with a green salad. Use to decorate tarts and cakes or dip into melted chocolate for a unique exotic experience.

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Planting Instructions

Start seed indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out to the garden. Cover seeds with 1/2 cm (1/4 in) of soil. Firm soil over seed. Keep moist but not waterlogged. To germinate maintain a soil temperature of 24 C (75 F). Seed should germinate in 5 days. Once seeds have sprouted, 14 – 16 hours of light per day is essential. Once plants have reached 12 cm (5 in) transplant to 6 cm (3 in) peat pots. Place the root ball at the bottom of the pot, filling pot with soil will ensure better root development along the stem. Plants will develop better with a growing temperature of 17 C (62 F) until transplanting out. Fertilize weekly with our Rose & Strawberry 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong root development. Do not transplant out till night temperatures are warm. Harvest fruit once paper husks loosen.