Cape Gooseberry new

£0.79£0.99

A tall growing herbaceous plant that can reach 1.6m and flowers in Jul / Aug producing round yellow Orange berry fruits with a very sweet flavour.

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Cape Gooseberry new

Cape Gooseberry new. A tall growing herbaceous plant that can reach 1.6m and flowers in Jul / Aug producing round yellow Orange berry fruits with a very sweet flavour. The variety originates from warmer climes
therefore is not fully cold hardy and will only over-winter in milder areas in a sheltered warm spot.

Cultivation Advice

  • Sow in early to mid spring under cover in fine potting compost with a minimum soil temp of 70F.
  • Sow thinly and barely cover the seed, germination in 7-10 days.
  • Prick out to individual pots when large enough to handle and gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions after all danger of frost has passes.
  • Plant out to growing position in a sheltered position in full sun preferably in poorer sandy well drained soil to encourage fruit production and stake as required.
  • The plant is naturally bushy, however by pinching out growing tips this will encourage a more dense growth.
  • The fruits are encased in a paper like husk which should be allowed to fully dry prior to harvest.