Cape Gooseberries are delicious sweet fruits, ripening in late summer in abundance, from easy to grow plants. These are well worth the effort of growing from seed, and grow in a similar manner to outdoor tomatoes, coming from the same plant family. Cape Gooseberry bushes grow to a height of about 1m. They flower in midsummer followed by bright orange fruits in late summer. The fruits have a paper-like covering and can be stored for several weeks.
Cape Gooseberries grow best in a sunny to part shaded, sheltered location in well drained and not too fertile ground. They may need staking in less sheltered gardens. Plants are naturally perennial and live for many years in Mediterranean and warmer UK gardens, but are best grown as annuals in most UK gardens. They grow well in open ground and containers.
Pack of approx 200 seeds. Sow the seeds in spring, for planting out after the last frost. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the seed packet.
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